LORD Livingston’s pathetic defence of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) answers none of the concerns raised by its critics.
The Tory trade minister rejects calls for Britain to exclude the NHS — or any other public service — from the free-trade deal.
Why? Because it “won’t be affected.”
If TTIP goes ahead, “the NHS will look like it does today,” the minister opines.
He presumably means starved of funds, its workers denied a decent wage, more and more key services outsourced to incompetent private-sector operators?
That’s what we’re afraid of — the permanent imposition of this government’s warped ideology on our health service with all future governments unable to do anything about it.