Thursday 26 January 2017 / 9:45 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It is beyond belief that our Prime Minister is bartering away our health service in her desperation for post-Brexit trade deals – Ashworth

Jonathan
Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary
, commenting on reports that the Prime Minister has
refused to exclude health services from a possible trade deal with the US,
said:

“It
is beyond belief that our Prime Minister is bartering away our health service
in her desperation for post-Brexit trade deals. Labour is committed to the NHS
both free at the point of use and free at the point of delivery. Theresa May
has presided over the worst winter for the NHS in years and she must not now be
allowed to sell off the NHS to big US healthcare corporations. 

"Labour
will oppose any attempt to sell off our health service. The Prime Minister
needs to urgently confirm that a rushed trade deal with President Trump will
not be a Trojan horse for NHS privatisation. The British people did not vote
for Theresa May to use our NHS as a bargaining chip with Donald Trump.”