Vote Leave's misleading 'NHS' leaflet - even more so because so many of the group's leaders want to kill the NHS altogether.

Vote Leave’s misleading ‘NHS’ leaflet – even more so because so many of the group’s leaders want to kill the NHS altogether.

For the record, here are just a few of the views on the NHS – and other things – of leading members of the Brexit campaigns:

Michael Gove (co-convener Vote Leave) – in 2009 called for the dismantling of the NHS. Link here.

Matthew Elliott (chief executive Vote Leave) – is the founder of the Taxpayers Alliance – which has long argued for the break-up of the NHS and private competition in healthcare. Link here.

Philip Davies (Better Off Out Campaign) – once blocked plans to reverse private sector involvement in the NHS by talking out (or filibustering) a private member’s bill. Link here.

Dominic Cummings (campaign director Vote Leave) – once said less privileged children do worse at school due to what he called their “inferior genes”. Link here.

Dominic Raab (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – as recently as last month advocated privatising the NHS. Link here.

Peter Bone (campaign committee member Grassroots Out) – thinks the NHS should be forced to open up to US companies in the infamous TTIP trade deal. Link here.

Nigel Dodds (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – once campaigned for services to be legally withheld from people for being gay. Link here.

Steve Baker (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – in 2013 praised healthcare provision for the working classes in Britain before the NHS. Link here.

Douglas Carswell (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – in 2005 called for the “denationalising” and privatisation of healthcare provision in Britain. Link here.

Iain Duncan Smith (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – once blamed housing shortages on “pressure” from “the ethnic population”. Link here. ­

Lord Forsyth (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – in 2008, before Osborne and Cameron, was the first senior Tory to call for austerity and cuts in public services in response to the banking crisis. Link here.

Boris Johnson (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – once said “blacks have lower IQs”. Link here.

Liam Fox (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – has called for “huge restrictions” on abortion, voted against same-sex marriage, and called for cuts to what he called the “wasteful” NHS. Link here.

Chris Grayling (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – in 2010 he said hotel owners should be able to bar gay people. Link here.

Dan Hannan (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – in 2009 called for the dismantling of the NHS, calling it a “relic”. Links here and here.

Lord Lawson (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – has argued pollution and global warming are good for the environment and cyclists are damaging London! Links here and here.

Priti Patel (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – thinks cutting disabled people’s support by £30 a week is justified. Link here.

John Whittingdale (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – thinks gay marriage will cause “distress”. Link here.

Andrea Leadsom (campaign committee member Vote Leave) – thinks the NHS should be forced to open up to US companies in the infamous TTIP trade deal. Link here.

Philip Hollobone (campaign committee member Grassroots Out) – also once blocked plans to reverse private sector involvement in the NHS by talking out (or filibustering) a private member’s bill. Also thinks the NHS should be forced to open up to US companies in the infamous TTIP trade deal. Links here and here.

Just saying …

Source: Leading members of Brexit campaign call for privatisation of the NHS (and much worse) | Pride’s Purge

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