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Majority of the public want the NHS protected in trade deal with the USA

A new poll from the campaign group We Own It has found 75% of people want the NHS to be protected in a trade deal with Donald Trump.

Parliament is set to debate the next stage of the Trade Bill tomorrow and an overwhelming majority want it to include specific protections for the NHS.

The poll, conducted by Survation, also found nearly half of the public don’t believe Boris Johnson when he says the NHS is not “on the table” in trade talks with the US – 38% say they don’t believe him, while 19% say they don’t know.

We Own It director, Cat Hobbs, said: “At a time when we’re relying on our health service more than ever before, it’s beyond shocking that the government would pass legislation that could see our NHS be carved up and sold off.”

Full story in The Mirror, 19 July 2020

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