Monday 28 October 2019 / 8:13 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Jonathan Ashworth responds to Channel 4 Dispatches

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on tonight’s Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, said:

“We’ve long warned that Boris Johnson wants to sign up to a US trade deal with Trump which would force the NHS to buy pricier drugs from US pharmaceutical companies putting NHS finances at risk.

“That’s why last week we tabled a motion to protect our NHS from a Trump sell off which Tory MPs voted down and the Lib Dems refused to back.

“These revelations that trade officials had secret face-to-face discussions with US pharmaceutical giants to make the NHS pay more for US medicines shows you can’t believe a word Boris Johnson says on the NHS.

“The Tories will continue to sell off our NHS to big US corporate interests. Labour will protect our NHS for the future.”