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“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?

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