Speaking from the House of Commons today, Boris Johnson has announced a hike to National Insurance by 1.25 percent. This is aimed at helping Social Care, and a large portion of the extra funds will go towards the NHS. Breaking his 2019 manifesto, Mr Johnson’s Social Care reform has been hit by frustration. But another thing has caught the eye of viewers, the bright green pin on Mr Johnson’s lapel.
What does the green ‘M’ pin on the PM’s jacket mean?
Standing out from the PM’s navy blue suit during his speech today was a bright green pin on his lapel.
The Prime Minister’s pin is a Macmillan badge, a charity which supports charity sufferers.
Costing £3.50 from the Macmillan website, the pin features the letter ‘M’ on a green background.
Speaking today the Prime Minister said it was the “biggest catch-up programme” in the health service’s history.
He told MPs: “Today we are beginning the biggest catch-up programme in NHS history, capping the Covid backlogs by increasing hospital capacity to 110 percent and enabling nince million more appointments, scans and operations.
“As a result, while waiting lists will get worse before they get better, the NHS will aim to be treating around 30 percent more elective patients by 2024-2025 than before Covid.
“And we will also fix the long-term problems of health and social care that the party opposite certainly failed to tackle.”