This story was on the front page of the Express today. It is absolutely disgraceful that a Labour peer, Lord Warner, should put his name to a document that effectively privatises the NHS. It certainly runs against the principles of the founders, Clem Attlee and Nye Bevan, that it should be free and available to all. And from what I gather, there is absolutely no economic reason for the imposition of such charges. The NHS can continue to be funded through taxation and National Insurance. One of the reasons for the campaign against it, apart from the greed and cupidity of the companies seeking to profit from its privatisation, and their stooges like Warner, is that the City does not want higher NI or tax rates. Yes, the Right wants to deny us free health care, simply so elite bankers can make even more money.
(not satire – it’s the corrupt UK today!)
Labour peer Lord Warner – who has written a report released today proposing monthly charges for using the NHS – is personally funded by private companies which will directly benefit from this kind of privatisation of healthcare:
Warner wrote the report on behalf of a thinktank called REFORM which claims to be non-party – but which was founded by Tory MP Nick Herbert and former Head of the Political Section of the Conservative Party Research Department Andrew Haldenby.
REFORM itself is funded by many companies which will directly benefit from further privatisation of the NHS:
A full list of REFORM’S corporate sponsors can be found here – again many of which would directly benefit from these reforms.
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