Just when you thought this week couldn't get any sillier, Team Brexit have smashed all records for sheer bare-faced political lying.
I'm not making this up, unfortunately: Change Britain stalwarts Michael Gove, Steve Baker and Gisela Stuart have demanded that Theresa May spend a £200 million a week "Brexit bonus" on the NHS.
Well. Wasn’t that a bracing few weeks?
Let’s start with the money, shall we? NHS Improvement’s Q2 financial report shows the NHS provider sector gamely struggling its way back towards financial balance.
1. Social care got less than nothing
Not only were the sector-wide representations that social care needed more funding ignored (to the point where the Chancellor didn't even let councils raise the local precept), the hike to the national minimum wage next April (from £7.20 an hour to £7.50) will increase the labour costs of a sector that is seeing high levels of provider exit due to unprofitability.
Editorial Thursday 1 December 2016: Interview with NHS Improvement chair Ed Smith on 'Developing People, Improving Care'
Editorial Friday 25 November 2016: Top trolling, Team Brexit!
Editorial Wednesday 23 November 2016: Stuck outside the Treasury with the funding blues again
Editorial Thursday 24 November 2016: Five thoughts about yesterday
Editorial Thursday 17 May 2012: Paying a quick trip to the real world, before chilling in a safe space with Andrew Lansley
The Maynard Doctrine: How to fund the NHS - zombie policies rise yet again
Editorial Monday 14 July 2014: A modest proposal on NHS and public sector funding
Editorial Sunday 16 October 2016: The Incredible Shrinking Imperial Phase and "the NHS's own plans for itself"
Editorial Saturday 15 October 2016: The bed of nails, leaking from the top and sucking it up
Editorial Monday 12 September 2016: Interview - Simon Stevens, chief executive, NHS England