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Hampshire: Another Kipper Wants to Privatise the NHS

March 1, 2015

Yesterday’s Southern Daily Echo carried news of the furore in Winchester, when the UKIP candidate for the town’s Eastgate ward in the county council elections stated that he’d privatise the NHS. Bradley Monk, a student and part-time chef, posted on Twitter the comment “The welfare state is massively bloated. I’d scrap the NHS personally, but that is political suicide.” The article describes the criticism of Monk’s comments by the local Lib Dems, who were keen to defend the NHS, and Monk’s attack on the local Conservatives. They’ve said that as he’s only a student, he’s likely to move away from the area, an accusation that Monk rebuts. The article’s entitled Winchester UKIP candidate criticised for call to scrap NHS , and it’s at http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10396473._/.

Monk isn’t the first or the last Kipper to want to privatise the NHS by any means. The Fuhrage has said that he wants it replaced by an insurance system like America, while his 2nd in Command, Paul Nuttall, has also stated that he wants to privatise it.

And the attack on Monk by the Tories is interesting for what it doesn’t say. Hampshire’s Tories don’t criticise him for demanding the privatisation of the NHS. They just make general attacks on UKIP’s credibility and the possibility that Monks will no longer stay in the town if he wins. This is because the Tories themselves are privatising the NHS by the backdoor. Andrew Lansley himself has stated that he wants it privatised. And there are 91 other Tory and Lib Dem MPs, who agree with him. Like Iain Duncan Smith, when he isn’t congratulating himself on sending another poor soul starving and desperate to his grave.

UKIP don’t represent the working man, no matter what pretence Farage puts on. Don’t be taken in by them or the Tories in the coming elections.

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