NHS: has UKIP U-turned yet again?


“UKIP believes in our NHS. That is why we have a credible plan to help it back on its feet.”

Don’t laugh – that is what UKIP’s website actually says about that party’s plans for the National Health Service. Current UKIP policy is that it supports the NHS, even though Nigel Farage has said it’s “a debate we’re going to have to return to”.

Previously he had admitted – on camera – that he would replace the NHS with a US-style health system.

He seems a little more keen to return to it than anyone thought – the very first extract from his book to be published in the Torygraph (UKIP is an organisation of extreme right-wing Tories in disguise, remember), he said the NHS almost killed him by misdiagnosing cancer he had in his twenties – and people should pay for private healthcare if they can.

Is that how you want to bring NHS costs down, Nigel – by making people pay, if they’ve got the cash?

Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
pointing out the inconsistencies in political parties’ policies.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


6 thoughts on “NHS: has UKIP U-turned yet again?

  1. marzia27

    Even an idiot (as in Athenian democracy) may, occasionally, say something right. NHS and any kind of benefit should not be afforded to very rich people.

    1. Jane Jacques

      Then the NHS becomes means tested, and I doubt you would have to be earning very much before you would be forced to use private health care, and would assets be included?

  2. NMac

    The key to “saving” the NHS is to get rid of the nasty Tory Party and consign to the political dustbin their even more reactionary and unpleasant allies, UKIP.

  3. casalealex

    Jan 2007 diagnosed with bladder cancer, within 3 weeks had my op. July 2007 diagnosed with breast cancer, within 3 weeks had my op.

    This was when Labour’s policy was that cancer ops had to be done within three weeks of diagnosis. I am still here.

    I am angry with Farage for denigrating the NHS by saying they almost killed him! He was not killed!

    It was 30 years ago. NHS have come a long way in diagnostics, since then. Anyway it would not have been the NHS that ‘killed’ him, it would have been the cancer!

  4. Gazza

    “Spinning Top UKIP” – just when it stops spinning, it spins again to a new position, diametrically opposite to the one before!

Comments are closed.