Updated: Dec 3, 2019
Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn attempted to spread more disinformation about our precious NHS in an attempt to distract voters from the fact that he has no plan on Brexit.
Here is the real evidence of why he is completely wrong about these claims:
The documents from the supposed ‘unredacted dossier’ that Jeremy Corbyn premised his entire press conference on have already been online for two months. And in over 450 pages the documents only mention the NHS four times. In the only document that relates to this year (Document 6: UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group – high level read-out), there is not a single mention of the NHS, drugs or of pharmaceuticals.
Following a public consultation on this the Department for International Trade made clear: ‘The NHS will never be privatised, and any future trade agreements will not change that’. This response was published after the documents which Labour rely upon.
The 2019 Conservative Party manifesto says: ‘The NHS is not on the table. The price the NHS pays for drugs is not on the table. The services the NHS provides are not on the table.’
Jeremy Corbyn is getting desperate and is out-and-out lying to the public about what these documents contain. He has always believed in conspiracy theories - which is why he has failed to crack down on the scourge of antisemitism in his party. This is the man that has caused huge offence by blaming an imaginary ‘Zionist lobby’ for society’s ills and now he has decided to smear UK officials too.
People should not believe a word that Jeremy Corbyn says - this stunt is simply a smokescreen for the fact that he has no plan for Brexit and that he has been forced to admit that he wants to increase taxes for millions of families.
As we have consistently made clear: the NHS will not be on the table in any future trade deal and the price that the NHS pays for drugs will not be on the table. This sort of conspiracy theory fuelled nonsense is not befitting of the leader of a major political party.