Commenting on the fact that the Government has been forced to amend its own Queen’s speech for the first time in 92 years, Peter Lilley said:
‘We are pleased the Government accepted our amendment calling for a Bill to protect our NHS from TTIP. But the refusal of the Minister replying to the debate to promise that the Bill or its contents will be published before the Referendum suggests something fishy is going on. If it is not published the only sure way to protect our NHS will be to vote to leave the EU.’
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal being orchestrated between the EU and the US. The clandestine project has been formulated in deep secrecy, and will seek to eventually privatise the NHS if the UK remains in the EU.
TTIP seeks to reduce the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations, health care and the sovereign powers of individual nations. The primary aim of TTIP is to open up Europe’s public health, education and water services to US companies. This will most certainly mean the privatisation of the NHS.
David Cameron and George Osborne, are championing the TTIP deal because it will mean the costly NHS will become a business, and bring lucrative deals to the corporate bosses. This essentially means the NHS will have to be a paid for service and no longer ‘free’.
The only way to save our NHS is to Vote Leave on June 23.