Buried among questions to the PM yesterday on the G8 summit was this one:
‘Will the Prime Minister confirm that the NHS is exempt from the EU-US trade negotiations?’
– from Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth) (Lab):
Cameron’s response was brief.
‘I am not aware of a specific exemption for any particular area, but I think that the health service would be treated in the same way in relation to EU-US negotiations as it is in relation to EU rules. If that is in any way inaccurate, I will write to the hon. Lady and put it right.’
‘Buried’ is precisely what this issue has consistently been. This is not an issue that anyone seems to want us to talk much about.
And yet the EU US trade agreement is one of the biggest threats to the future of the NHS as we know it.
We’ve posted on this…
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