Liam Fox admits lying to public about Brexit deals… then says trust him on NHS

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, said: ‘It’s not been part of our approach to go into these agreements and sacrifice the right for government to regulate public services.’ [Image: Matt Dunham/AP.]

Here’s the lie:

Fox defended alleged “fake news” claims about Britain’s ongoing attractiveness to inward investment since the Brexit vote, insisting the public needed cheering up with “good news”.

The criticism arose after the Department for International Trade boasted of £16bn of additional projects coming to Britain since the referendum, only for it to emerge that the majority of the deals had been struck long beforehand.

Then Liam Fox says we should trust him when he says the NHS won’t be part of any trade deal with the United States:

Pressed by the Labour MP Shabana Mahmood to guarantee that the NHS would remain “off limits”, Fox added: “As the person who will be negotiating [a US trade deal], I can say it would be not be happening on my watch.”

[He said] fears of an American takeover of the NHS are an urban myth “on a par with alligators in sewers”.

Source: Liam Fox dismisses NHS takeover fears ahead of US trade talks | Politics | The Guardian

What, like this alligator?

Admittedly it was rescued from a storm drain rather than a sewer, but it seems real enough to This Writer.

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5 thoughts on “Liam Fox admits lying to public about Brexit deals… then says trust him on NHS

  1. Justin

    it is down to do you trust them, let’s look at the pretty red bus of lies backed by prominent tories, not anyone else linked to leaving the eu, tories, no one else, what did it state 350 mill back into the NHS, what have we got, well I don’t need to answer that, what do we need accountable Ministers and advisors, not the current collection of do anything we want and nothing happens brigade.

    so we need to have a revamp, firstly lets start with the bus keep the prominent tories in the picture, change the colour to blue, the logo, What’s the story Lying Tory, so go on if your a tory MP and minister and reading this prove otherwise.

    A good place to start the relation between suicides and the DWP ESA Assessment, incidently don’t use causal links as that won’t work, if you actually had a historical profile of all the people prior to the assessment, Mandatory reconsideration and Tribunal you would probably find they were on the road to recovery, what did all this do put them back into the nhs and increase costs without any real need, think I am wrong tory boy, then prove it, with proper stastistics, not your watered down ones!!!

  2. NMac

    Fox is thoroughly dishonest and corrupt. A chance to silence this loathsome character was missed when he was not prosecuted for betraying official secrets as a result of allowing his “boyfriend” Werrity unauthorised access to meetings and to documentation.

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