A Trump trade deal would spell the end for the NHS

Post-Brexit Britain is pinning its hopes on a US-UK trade deal. Such a deal would open the door to the destruction of the NHS as we know it, says Youssef El-Gingihy

The proximity of the 70th birthday of the NHS to Donald Trump’s impending visit to the UK is a grave reminder of the danger posed to the health service by a future US-UK trade deal. The post-Brexit, Global Britain strategy will mean bilateral, free trade agreements with bigger markets like the US, which will force the NHS and public services to open up to transnational corporations. In this scenario, the bigger markets will dictate the terms.



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