How Oliver Letwin let slip the TORY plan for the NHS 12 years ago

Perhaps the electorate should have listened to the well informed Journalists at the Independent , the chickens have certainly come home to roost. Full article via link below

Letwin: ‘NHS will not exist under Tories’

  • Saturday 5 June 2004

Oliver Letwin has reportedly told a private meeting that the “NHS will not exist” within five years of a Conservative election victory.

Oliver Letwin has reportedly told a private meeting that the “NHS will not exist” within five years of a Conservative election victory.

The Shadow Chancellor said that the health service would instead be a “funding stream handing out money to pay people where they want to go for their healthcare”, according to a member of the audience.

The remarks, which have been furiously denied by Mr Letwin, were last night seized on by Labour as evidence of the Tories’ true intentions towards the NHS.

It is not disputed that Mr Letwin met a gathering of construction industry representatives in his constituency of Dorset West on 14 May. During the meeting he urged the group of around six local businessmen to work together to win contracts for a new PFI hospital to be built in Dorchester.

Mr Letwin then astonished his audience, however, by saying that within five years of a Conservative election victory “the NHS will not exist anymore”, according to one of those who were present……………

 

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