U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday unveiled over 450 pages of leaked documents that he said expose British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s effort to open up the National Health Service to corporate exploitation in trade negotiations with U.S. President Donald Trump.
During a press conference, Corbyn said the Trump administration’s negotiators are “demanding” that the NHS be put “on the table” in talks over a possible post-Brexit trade pact between the U.S. and U.K.
“We will never let Donald Trump get his hands on our NHS. Because our NHS is not for sale.”
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“That could lead to runaway privatization of our health service,” said Corbyn. “Mega-corporations see Johnson’s alliance with Trump as a chance to make billions from the illness and sickness of people in this country. And if the Conservatives have their way and this deal goes forward, the changes I’ve revealed will be almost irreversible.”
The documents Corbyn presented Wednesday were unredacted government records from six rounds of U.S.-U.K. trade talks spanning from July 2017 to July 2019.
Corbyn said the official documents discredit Johnson’s insistence that the NHS is not on the table in the trade negotiations with the Trump White House.
“These uncensored documents leave Boris Johnson’s denials in absolute tatters,” Corbyn said. “Voters need to ask themselves some very serious questions. Is the NHS safe in Boris Johnson’s hands? We’ve now got evidence that under Boris Johnson, the NHS is on the table and will be up for sale. They tried to cover it up. Their secret agenda today is exposed.”
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