Dennis Skinner: There’s a growing suspicion that Jeremy Hunt wants to “privatise the lot”
Labour MP Dennis Skinner has accused Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for running the NHS into the ground to the point where privatisation is the only option.
The “Bolsover Beast”, who became the longest continuously serving Labour MP ever this week, launched a scathing attack in parliament over hospital closures.
He said: “There’s a growing suspicion that what this secretary of state is up to is to leave them, lose all those beds in the hospitals forever so that the private sector can move in and take the lot.
“That’s what’s going to happen”.
— Daniel Blake (@davcon73) December 20, 2017
Professor Stephen Hawking recently became the latest high-profile figure to put his name to a lawsuit aimed at preventing greater privatisation of the National Health Service.
The revered professor, who has been vocal about the dismantling of the NHS, added his name to legal action seeking to prevent the establishment of “accountable care organisations” (ACOs) in the NHS, which threaten to ration certain resources within the system.
Trade Union BMA has warned the ACOs ‘risk the potential for non-NHS providers taking over the provision of care for entire health economies’.