Money tree’s grown on May
THERESA May has paid an enormous price to persuade the DUP to keep her teetering government in power.
There was no magic money tree to increase nurses’ wages, Mrs May said — but when it comes to the DUP there is.
For £1billion, Mrs May bought the votes of ten Ulster MPs for the next two years. Let’s call that £50million, per vote, per ear.
It’s a very expensive way of clinging on to her job — and we all get to pay.
So what does £1billion mean, really? Perhaps it would help if we broke it up into small, easily digestible chunks.
For £1billion she could have replaced all the flammable cladding on the country’s high flats. Twice.
It amounts to less than a tenth of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s budget but a similar cash injection for Scotland would see Holyrood spending soar by £3billion overnight — enough to boost NHS …