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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