U.K. Election Lines Drawn as Osborne Pledges NHS Boost

December 1, 2014 12:02 AM

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne introduced his last pre-budget report before elections with a boost for the National Health Service, putting a key Labour policy at the heart of his Conservatives’ strategy.

Osborne said the extra 2 billion pounds funding ($3.1 billion), which will be in place from April, won’t be a “one-off” and will be used to shore-up front-line health services. Speaking on BBC Television’s “Andrew Marr Show” yesterday, he also said he’ll use 1 billion pounds from banking fines to im...

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