“I would like to congratulate the coalition government for bringing a whiff of privatisation into the beleaguered National Health Service. The fact that successive governments have undertaken what they call ‘substantial’ changes to the NHS should tell us all we need to know: there is something fundamentally wrong

“The NHS is the second biggest employer in the world, beaten only by Walmart, but as with all state monopolies it is costly, inefficient and stuffed with bureaucrats. In New Labour’s NHS, for every nurse there is a manager and vital workers, such as midwives, are falling in numbers.

“The problem, however, goes far deeper. I would argue that the very existence of the NHS stifles competition, and as competition drives quality and choice, innovation and improvements are restricted.

“Therefore, I believe, as long as the NHS is the ‘sacred cow’ of British politics, the longer the British people will suffer with a second rate health service.”

Paul Nuttall website, July 14, 2010 – since deleted

Here’s a screenshot of the site, if you don’t believe it:


Source: Does Ukip’s Paul Nuttall want to privatise the NHS? Here’s his position in his own words

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