American firms should run hospitals for profit after Brexit, says group supported by Trade minister

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Sell-off: The report calling for NHS hospitals to be sold off to private American firms, was edited by Eurosceptic Tory MEP Daniel Hannan.

At last the plan to sell off the NHS to private companies is out in the open, after years of being denied.

This think tank, the Initiative for Free Trade, should probably be thanked for allowing naked greed to get the better of tact and giving the game away too soon.

It is an organisation that has the support of International Trade minister Liam Fox, so you can be sure that it will be Conservative Party policy in the near future.

Mr Fox has already come out in support of forcing the people of the United Kingdom to eat chlorinated chicken – another move supported by the IFT.

And it turns out the report was written by another Conservative – Eurosceptic MEP Daniel Hannan.

So there you have it. It seems Brexit is being supported by the Conservatives as the excuse they need to fully privatise the National Health Service – or at least, the profitable parts of it.

They have tricked us into voting away our international reputation, our rights, our economy, and now – it seems – our health service.

Ministers should allow American healthcare companies to compete with the NHS to run hospitals as part of a free-trade pact after Brexit, a think tank recommends.

The Initiative for Free Trade (IFT) said that Britain should also end its ban on imports of products such as chlorinated chicken and accept American environmental and food safety regulations as equivalent to those in the UK.

The moves, it claimed, would help clear the way for a UK-US trade deal that would “rewrite the rules” of global commerce and allow Britain to take advantage of trade freedoms offered by Brexit. The IFT has received backing from Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, and Boris Johnson.

Source: Let American firms run hospitals, urges free trade group | News | The Times

8 thoughts on “American firms should run hospitals for profit after Brexit, says group supported by Trade minister”

  1. They’ll be Privatizing Hospices next. Over my dead body. Wait….

  2. I NEVER WANTED TO DEPART THIS EARTH (THOUGH I KNOW I MUST ONE DAY) BUT IF I AM HONEST,ON THIS COUNT ALONE, I AM GLAD TO BE THE AGE I AM COS IT MEANS I’M NEARER DYING SO WONT BE SEEING OR FEELING THE REMNANTS AFTER BREXIT. AT LEAST NOT FOR AS MANY YEARS AS A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT I DO WORRY FOR MY KIDS/GRAND-KIDS AND MY LITTLE 1 YEAR OLD GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER

  3. The nasty Tory Party comes closer and closer to what they have worked for over the last 50 years – the destruction of our precious NHS – and we have let them do it. Shameful.

  4. 4foxandhare said:

    I’ve had personal experience of American hospitals and I promise you that you would not be happy with that system.

  5. Barry Davies said:

    Eu procurement regulations the same as the reason for selling off the railways and utilities this is the reason so much of it has already been privatised and labour were as bad as the tories for doing it.

    • rotzeichen said:

      Barry I would preface your statement, New Labour did it! That of course is absolutely true, but under Jeremy Corbyn things are much different, what we also need is more radical left MPs to overshadow the remaining Blairite factions.

  6. Michael SMITH said:

    Let’s not confuse New Labour with socialism eh? Only one of them puts kindness and people first. (And it’s not ‘New’ Labour..!)

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