British government increases English prescription charges

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

UK Prescription Charges 2007-2014 TableThe British Minister for English Health has announced that prescription charges will go up again on April Fool’s Day this year from £7.85 to £8.05 per item and NHS dental costs will go up by up to £5.

But only in England.

Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland thanks to the lavish subsidies the British government gives then out of English taxes. These same subsidies have allowed the rest of the UK to variously abolish hospital parking charges, abolish means testing for social care, freeze council tax, reduce or abolish university tuition fees and much more whilst we in England continue to pay more and more every year.

Just one of the reasons why we need an English Parliament.

UK Prescription Charges 2007-2014


  1. brian (8 comments) says:

    The sham that is the so called “United Kingdom” is made up of four Countries, three of which all have their ‘own’ separate Parliament/Assembly and ‘own’ separate Government, one Country does NOT!. Guess which in which Country you have to pay Prescription charges and for Dental checkups etc?……

    • adger42 (1 comments) says:

      They put prescription charges up in England on all fools day 1st April,but it goes without a whisper from the English,any other country would be marching on Downing Street but the English appear not to be bothered that they are being trampled on by the British Government.

  2. Brian (8 comments) says:

    I say double them or even triple them, that will get people moving.

    • Stan (222 comments) says:

      The only thing that is keeping prescription charges in England is political will. If the government decided to abolish them they could, regardless of what Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland decide to do.
      I’m undecided about the idea of an English parliament, though I think there would be more of a case for it if Scotland vote to stay in the UK.
      Out of interest Mr Wonko, if Scotland do decide on independence, do you think we should cut England and N Ireland loose, or just go for an English parliament?

  3. Bob Anglorum (86 comments) says:

    We have a prescription in England which is totally free, it’s called our constitution. Untill we apply our constitution this de facto British parliament will continue to have us for idiots. The English are not and never have been nor ever will be, “British”.

    Unfortunately the one thing which Scotland gave to us in 1603, was Freemasonry. And this underworld system is in use to stop the English from having democracy in their country, it does’nt matter who you vote for the Freemasons always get in. They are simply taking the piss by increasing medical prescription charges, and they will continue to take the piss untill we in England get the guts to tell the “British” to go to hell, which appropriately is where many Freemasons want to be any way.

    It’s not just Scots who run our political parties, they also control the devil worshipping masonic underworld, in England the devil wears a cilt, he is McDevil, and he takes the piss out of the English. Some chap called Philip Gallico made the following statement, which many English people still can not see today-

    “An Englishman is a man who lives on an island in the North sea, governed by Scotsmen”

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