New clip reveals Boris Johnson calling for NHS break up
A clip from 2002 has shown Boris Johnson calling for the break up of the “monolithic” NHS in a House of Commons speech.
Speaking from the back-benches in 2002, Johnson called for the break up of the NHS, which he described as monolithic and monopolistic.
The clip was unearthed by the Red Roar website alongside an article for the Telegraph posted the day after where Johnson praised the systems of other countries.
“The experience of other countries that have a far better record of health care provision because they do not rely exclusively on a top-down monopolistic health service of the kind we have in this country,” Johnson said.
Commenting on the clip, Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's shadow health secretary said: “This proves once and for all that you can’t trust Boris Johnson with our NHS. He wants to break it up and sell it off to the highest bidder.
“The stakes couldn’t be higher - this election will decide whether our NHS is saved for future generations or cut up and auctioned-off. Our NHS is not for sale.”
Photo: Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)