How nice that Nigel Farage has finally noticed that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership threatens the NHS.
How hypocritical of him to use that as a reason to leave the EU, considering he supports insurance-based health (he would; he’s rich).
And how remiss of him not to realise that the Conservative Government intends to sign its own NHS-killing trade deals, whether in or out of the European Union.
One is led to wonder what his point is, exactly.
Nigel Farage has raised fears that the NHS could be privatised if Britain votes to stay in the European Union – even though he personally backs an insurance-based health system run by private companies.
The Ukip leader said the TTIP trade deal between the US and Europe would allow the NHS to be privatised “through the back door”.
Speaking on his weekly phone-in on LBC Radio, Farage said the transatlantic trade and investment partnership, set to be agreed later this year, would “allow giant American corporations to bid for contracts within the National Health Service”.
He added: “There are many people that fear that this could be the privatisation of the National Health Service through the back door. So the trade union movement, who have been fairly uncritical of the EU for the last 25 year or so, are suddenly up in arms about this.”
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