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'Any recession hits health services hard and fast'

As the global economy spirals out of control, the BBC might supplement its annual charity drive with Bankers in Need. Lenny Henry might forgo his usual foray to the ravaged hinterland of Namibia and head for the stockbroker belt to report on the harrowing tale of some rich bloke being forced to sell a yacht. Rumour has it that one person who recently had £10bn now only has £5bn. The poor mite.

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