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

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 …

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8 thoughts on “Leading members of Brexit campaign call for privatisation of the NHS (and much worse) | Pride’s Purge

  1. John Smith

    Are you suggesting that no one who supports REMAINING a member of the European Union has EVER made any of these suggestions? Do you seriously believe that if the REMAIN vote wins then everything will be all sweetness and light in Britain,the birds will all start chirping and the sun will come out from behind the clouds?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Did I write anything to that effect? No.
      So why are you trying to pretend I did?
      You seem to be trying to pull a particularly shabby, dirty rag of wool over my readers’ eyes.

  2. tom

    What about the mp’s from Labour party, do they exist? or are they all been muted or like Corbyn forced to say what they don’t believe?
    I do not mind a debate on in or out but no propaganda, please!
    I’ll have one thing to say to you and to all the readers if you want democracy, if you want your MP answering to you, if you want your sovereignty, you know how to vote.
    With the problems actualy in Europe, which nobody from the in wants to mention, i’ll mention them
    the Shengen treaty is no more
    The Euro as a common currency is not working
    The bail-in is comming in Europe and in GB.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Interesting that you say you don’t mind debate, then try to dictate to us.
      Your last three sentences are pure propaganda.

  3. Barry Davies

    You forgot to mention David Cameron Gideon Osbourne and Jeremy Rhyming slang all of whom want us to stay in the eu all of whom are in favour of TTIP ,a nd all of whom want to privatise the NHS, and that is only three of the remain group so lets get it right, out of the eu we have spare money out of the eu we don’t get TTIP, out of the eu the NHS can survive unlike within it.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      That might be because neither Cameron, Osborne or Hunt are members of the Brexit campaign.

  4. mohandeer

    OMG!
    I’m making a printed copy of this list and the embedded links.
    Twenty plus NHS bashers or poor kids have inferior genes types – Yuk!
    “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.”
    Read Mike Sivier’s article and follow links.

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