US News The NHS was top of the agenda at PMQs, and not everyone was pleased with Theresa May's responses

16:25  11 january  2017
16:25  11 january  2017 Source:   Press Association

Theresa May to outline 'shared society' values

  Theresa May to outline 'shared society' values Theresa May will set our her vision to reduce social inequality today when she gives her first broadcast interview of the year to Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Sky News. From her first day as Prime Minister in Downing Street she indicated she wanted government to target assistance at those who are "just about managing".On Monday she will deliver a major policy speech at the Charity Commission in which she will outline her plans for a "shared society based on the values of citizenship, responsibility and fairness".

The Labour leader took the Prime Minister to task over the NHS and social care - and the Prime Minister had no answer.

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Theresa May during PMQs (Screengrab) © Provided by The Press Association Theresa May during PMQs (Screengrab) The first PMQs of the year was unfortunately low on the LOLs that we’ve come to love during the weekly bouts.

Instead, MPs were preoccupied with a very sobering subject: the problems in the NHS.

The NHS was a particularly hot topic due to recent claims by the Red Cross that the health service is facing a “humanitarian crisis”.

Theresa May insisted the claims were “irresponsible” and “overblown”, but some viewers were angered by her dismissal and they fear she is overlooking some major problems.

Many felt it was unfair of May to blame the Red Cross.

But some agreed with May that the use of the term “humanitarian crisis” was overblown.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs continued to press May about the health service, and many people agreed that there were holes in her arguments.

And the general consensus seemed to be that Corbyn won this round against May.

With the first PMQs of 2017 already setting the bar high for fighting talk, no doubt we’re in for a divisive year.

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