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"We all stood outside clapping for the NHS and those sorts of things for weeks at a time. And yet, they won't give the nurses a pay rise. They're dead on their feet. They're absolutely dead on their feet. They're still having to pay £9,000 a year to train to be a nurse and they work for free during that time too. And then they're being pushed to the limit with very little remuneration."