Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Theresa May: Our NHS is not for sale

There were a number of good lines at Prime Minister's Questions today but the best in my opinion were those with which Theresa May confirmed that the government would not sign any trade deal which might allow foreign healthcare firms to take over NHS work on terms disadvantageous to patients.

In response to a question from the leader of the opposition about "rule out opening up our NHS to private US healthcare companies" during trade negotiations, the PM replied:

"I could give a detailed answer ... but I think a simple and straightforward reply is what is required. The NHS is not for sale and it never will be".

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