Here’s a revelation…
Boris Johnson promised that privatising the NHS would always be "off the table" in Brexit trade deal talks with the US. We now know that not only was it on the table, but it was discussed at the highest possible level in his Governmenthttps://t.co/0EBxZLtU7F
— Dick Mackintosh🌹#StopTheWar (@DickMackintosh) April 25, 2023
… except it isn’t; some of us have known about it for years…
— mike 🚩🇵🇸 (@__mike91) April 24, 2023
(In fact, let’s have a bit of video of the moment we were told…)
"We've now got evidence that under Boris Johnson the NHS is on the table and will be up for sale."
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour have obtained an unredacted 451-page report which shows there are "secret talks for a deal with Donald Trump after Brexit". pic.twitter.com/gPUGt3IUEj
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 27, 2019
… but for those who refused to accept the evidence then, let’s go over it again quickly now (from the Byline Times article:
Boris Johnson privately discussed privatising the NHS with Donald Trump, according to a new biography of the former Prime Minister.
The claim… suggests that the former PM asked Trump not to publicly mention their discussions as they could create “mischief” if they were to become widely known.
However, he suggested that they could privately discuss it together.
“Some people in my party and other parties might make mischief if you talk about doing that, Donald,” Johnson told him. “Let’s talk about it all you like in private when you’re here, but we can keep it to ourselves.”
Claims of secret talks between the two countries about privatising the NHS were denied at the time.
Johnson’s Government faced allegations in 2019 of secretly planning to privatise the National Health Service as part of a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. At the time, then Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn published official documents suggesting UK officials had been in secret trade talks with US firms about the NHS.
The documents suggested that America was seeking “total market access” to the UK’s health service after Brexit.
Johnson’s Government dismissed the claims at the time, insisting the NHS would always remain “off the table” in talks with the US.
So there you have it.
Jeremy Corbyn was right about plans to privatise the NHS and sell it off to the United States, and Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and the rest of the Tories were themselves lying when they called him a liar for mentioning it.
Or so the evidence states. I’d like to see any hard facts from Johnson, Truss, or indeed anyone else that can refute it.
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