US President’s comment provoked no disagreement from Tory PM – Trump went on to praise and meet Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, whose wish to exchange NHS for insurance-based private system is well known
Visiting US president Donald Trump was asked today during a press conference whether the UK’s National Health Service should be ‘on the table’ in a US/UK trade deal. He responded that it should:
Theresa May did not contradict, object or even interrupt – and she cannot claim not to have heard the question, as she repeated it for Trump before he answered.
Trump praised Nigel Farage and left to meet the Brexit party leader. Farage’s views on the NHS and his wish to swap it for a private, insurance-based system are well known and recently confirmed.
A number of leading candidates to succeed Theresa May as Tory leader have expressed similar views.
Jeremy Corbyn, by contrast, spoke passionately in defence of the NHS in his speech to the anti-Trump rally:
A note to the people of Peterborough: if you vote anything but Labour on Thursday, this is the future for your already-collapsing services.
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