Post-Brexit Threat to the NHS

President Trump in a visit from today which is being boycotted by the Labour Party and faces a protest march tomorrow,has said that he intends for the NHS to be “on the table” in negotiations with the US following Brexit. Boris Johnson has also said, following Trump’s endorsement of him that he thinks that private US firms should be allowed in to the NHS along with chlorinated chicken and other US agricultural products. Nigel Farage, who also receives endorsement from Trump has also expressed a desire to set up insurance schemes to replace the free health care model of the NHS. Among the list of talentless candidates for Tory leader and unelected PM are Matt Hancock, who as Health Secretary oversaw the setting up of the foundations for ICP’s ( Integrated Care Partnerships, explained in some detail in a leaflet produced jointly by KONP ( Keep Our NHS Public), HCT (Health Campaigns Together) and ‘We Own It’), Boris Johnson, who supports opening the NHS up to private US companies and Dominic Raab, failed Brexit negotiator and a supporter of privatising the NHS by offering tax breaks or premiums to incentivise private companies to offer healthcare provision for profit as indicated in documents he produced in 2013 and 2014. Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP and Shadow Health secretary has said “Campaigners are right to oppose the “’Integrated Care Contracts’ “. In the absence of a General Election , Health campaigners in the coming year will face renewed attacks on the NHS from every quarter.

Published by philedwards1917

I have been a socialist and activist since the 1970’s. I taught in East London , with a brief interval in Bristol, for 25 years. I was a member of East London Teachers Association and active in the NUT on many campaigns and especially anti-racist campaigns against the BNP. I was secretary of Tower Hamlets TUC and organised a commemoration committee in 1996 to hold a 1000 strong march to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street. I helped organise and drove on three aid convoys to Bosnia during the war and again twice to Kosova in the 1990’s during the war in Yugoslavia. I am now joint secretary of Newham Save Our NHS . I have been a member of the labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership campaign.

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