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US News Labour's shameful NHS scaremongering

15:30  04 november  2019
15:30  04 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Trump: 'Corbyn would be so bad for your country' Donald Trump has claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would be "so bad" for the UK ahead of the 12 December general election. © Getty Donald Trump entered the UK's general election debate Appearing on LBC Radio with host Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, the US president also heaped praise on Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a "fantastic guy".Mr Trump said: "I have great relationships with many of the leaders, including Boris who's a fantastic man - I think he's the exact right guy for the times.

The Labour leader responded to the PM quoting reports from the Royal College of GPs voicing concerns about cost-cutting business Capita after the outsourcing giant took over NHS England' s administration services . He said: "From the party that opposed the NHS in the first place, that is a bit

" Labour ' s record-breaking legacy of NHS cuts has hampered staff and left patients and their families reeling. Ministers talk of a war on Wales when The bitter row continued on BBC Radio Wales, with Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith accusing the Conservatives of " scaremongering ".

Labour's McDonnell has claimed Johnson will carve up the NHS in a dodgy deal with Trump © Getty Labour's McDonnell has claimed Johnson will carve up the NHS in a dodgy deal with Trump

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Labour’s campaign will be wildly populist, gambling on the theory that voters are ready for a radical alternative.

To make their case, promises of free education, free social care, higher pay, lower rent and better services will be offered alongside a dystopian vision of Tory Britain under Boris Johnson.

Nowhere will this be more bluntly articulated than on the issue of the NHS. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell was hammering the point in broadcast studios yesterday, claiming Johnson will carve up the NHS in a dodgy deal with US President Donald Trump.

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He said: " Labour should stop scaremongering about the NHS in England and start adopting in Wales the changes we are bringing in. In response, Welsh Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said that unlike the Tories in England, Labour in Wales was not dismantling the NHS .

Labour ' s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham insisted he was not scaremongering to win votes. His comments come after Mr Burnham Plainly, this is nonsense and does nothing to support Labour ’ s emotive claim that ‘the NHS as you know it cannot survive five more years of David Cameron’.

Warming to his theme, McDonnell also vowed to erase all traces of privatisation from within the health service. Such an intellectually defunct and woefully misleading statement should be shot out of the sky the moment it rears its head, but this is an election campaign — and if you doubt the effectiveness of exaggerated claims about the NHS, just cast your mind back to Vote Leave’s £350m figure splashed on a red bus.

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According to the King’s Fund, NHS commissioners spent about seven per cent (around £9bn) of their budgets on private or independent providers in 2017/18 and 2018/19, and despite Labour’s rhetoric about “creeping privatisation” the King’s Fund is clear that “there is no evidence of a significant increase in the share of spending on private providers or widespread privatisation of NHS services — even if a very broad definition of private care spending is used”.

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NHS England will have to persuade people the benefits of sharing medical data outweigh any risks. The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) at the Maudsley hospital offers "We cannot let opponents peddling scaremongering myths stop patients benefiting from this quiet revolution of modern medicine.

He said: " Labour should stop scaremongering about the NHS in England and start adopting in Wales the changes we are bringing in. In response, Welsh Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said that unlike the Tories in England, Labour in Wales was not dismantling the NHS .

The NHS has worked with (and relied on) private providers for decades in areas such as dentistry, opticians’ services, pathology, radiology and pharmacy services — not to mention building management and estate services.

Is McDonnell vowing to bring all this back under state control?

Last year, the independent healthcare sector provided 500,000 elective surgical procedures for the NHS.

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Would Labour ban the health service from using such services from private providers?

The government’s own measure of patient satisfaction shows 99 per cent of NHS patients treated by a private provider would be extremely likely or likely to recommend the service they received compared with a national average of around 96 per cent for NHS hospitals.

Simply put, people don’t give a hoot who provides the care — as long as it remains free at the point of use.

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Labour’s bloody-minded dogma would poison healthcare in this country but McDonnell believes, probably with some justification, that there is a political prize to be won from whipping up fear around privatisation.

This is shameful, and he has shown himself to be shameless.

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