Brexit Tories pretend EU caused underfunding and dismantling of the NHS – and not THEIR OWN LAWS

Justice secretary and chair of the Vote Leave campaign committee, Michael Gove, at the group’s HQ [Image: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images].

Justice secretary and chair of the Vote Leave campaign committee, Michael Gove, at the group’s HQ [Image: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images].

Way to annoy everybody, Vote Leave!

The claim that the Conservative Government has “starved” the NHS of funding has incensed Conservatives who support the ‘Remain’ campaign – they say Michael Gove (pictured) and other Brexiters should be standing up for the policies they helped vote into law.

The implication that a ‘Leave’ vote will provide more money for the NHS has incensed anybody with a brain; there is no guarantee that any funds that may be released as a result of exiting the EU will be diverted into publicly-funded healthcare.

And, of course, the call for clinicians to support the claim that the European Union has caused the damage to the health service that we have seen over the last six years has incensed them, because they know it isn’t true.

This is why the ‘Leave’ campaign has been getting such negative press coverage.

It isn’t a sign of pro-EU bias – it’s a sign that ‘Vote Leave’ is run by fools.

The Brexit campaign group backed by the justice secretary, Michael Gove, is trying to persuade senior NHS staff to sign a letter that includes a direct attack on David Cameron, who is accused of having starved the health service of funding.

In an email… Vote Leave’s Cleo Watson tells clinicians that her group desperately needs doctors, nurses and pharmacists to warn that Britain’s health service is being damaged by the EU.

A draft version of the letter included by Watson says: “David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt must accept responsibility for this – they have starved the NHS of necessary funding for too long.”

The inclusion of a line directly criticising the Conservative leader has triggered a furious reaction among some of the party’s MPs because Vote Leave has Gove, the London mayor, Boris Johnson, and cabinet ministers Priti Patel and John Whittingdale among senior committee members.

Source: Leaked Brexit email claims David Cameron has ‘starved’ NHS | Politics | The Guardian


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6 thoughts on “Brexit Tories pretend EU caused underfunding and dismantling of the NHS – and not THEIR OWN LAWS

  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    I agree with those comments but I would include the adjective “DEVIOUS” and also that one of the main desires of the OUT campaigners is to get rid of the Human Rights Sector so that they could have full domination and control.

  2. Gary

    If grove and his mates knew that they wear starving the NHS out of money what I do agree they are getting the NHS ready to be sold of and blaming the doctors and nurses for the reason why they have two do it l grove must of known about it four at least two ore more years so why did he not grow a pair and speak out about it be fore know he not interested in the NHS he is speaking out about it know two help the leave campaign I will be voting to leave but any thing both sides are saying has not made me vote to leave you have two look in two what’s really going on and then decide wich way to vote they should be more info Cumming out with the true reasons for people two make there own minds up alive debate with every body for and against having there say then let the public ask what they want two no

  3. NMac

    All the nasty party politicians who support leaving the EU are all, without exception, determined to do away with our NHS. Anything Gove & Duncan-Smith support cannot, by definition, be good for the vast majority of people in Britain.

  4. James Kemp

    Fine they are fools. I will not vote to leave when someone on the stay side Mike can prove and I mean Prove that TTIP can be stopped! because i see fine words oh we can change it don’t worry well i do and no way do i trust the EU.

    They are unelected core that wants this evil trade deal come hell or high water, So it will happen! Look how EU has broken Spain and Greece to it’s will and it’s choice of attack is the poor. With Schelling and the rush to allow Turkey citizens unheeded access and i bet fast inclusion to full EU status. That won’t end in tears with today middle east problem with ISIS will it? All i see are problems coming and no change i hear oh stay in we will change it well again i say show me how it’s capable of real change not the jokes that Cameron has then i will vote stay.

    I care not a jot who is campaigning Leave i care about the above issues and so many more that i feel demonstrate a incompatibility with the world view i feel we deserve in the UK.

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