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UK: Johnson and Corbyn clash over NHS 'for sale' in TV debate

19 20.11.2019 Инфо

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W/S Television debate between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, London
SOT, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader: "Labour is offering real change and real hope. We will build a fairer Britain that cares for all, where wealth and power are shared. The Conservative government is failing, it's failed on the economy, on the climate crisis, the National Health Service and on Brexit. We will get Brexit sorted by giving you, the people, the final say, and implement whatever you decide."
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SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "If you vote for us, we have a deal that is ready to go, approved by every one of the 635 Conservative candidates standing at this election. And as soon as we can get that deal through Parliament, as we can in the next few weeks, we can get on with the people's priorities. And that's the choice. Dither and delay, deadlock and division under a Corbyn-Sturgeon coalition with two referendums."
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SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "Mr. Corbyn can now tell us: are you going to campaign for Leave or Remain?"
SOT, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader: "I want to bring people together, therefore there will be a referendum in which that decision will be made by the British people, and our government will abide by that decision. When you say you'll get it done, really Mr. Johnson, you're going to embark on in probably seven years of negotiations with the United States on a trade deal. You've already indicated that you will allow our National Health Service to be put at risk by a trade deal with the United States. You've already indicated that you would do a Canada-style agreement, which took at least seven years to negotiate. So, you're not going to get it done in a few months and you know that perfectly well." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
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SOT, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader: "What we know of what Mr. Johnson has done is a series of secret meetings with the United States, in which they were proposing to open up our NHS markets, as they call them, to American companies. Freedom of Information Act request was made in order to find out what happened to those meetings. That's what happened to these meetings: every single line of this document redacted out. A document here of US-UK negotiations. Summary of specific negotiating objectives: full market access for US products to our National Health Service. You're going to sell our National Health Service out to the United States and big pharma." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
W/S Debate *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "This is an absolute invention. It is completely untrue. There are no circumstances whatever in which this government or any Conservative government will put the NHS on the table in any trade negotiation. Our NHS will never be for sale and I’m amazed how often this comes up." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
W/S Debate
SCRIPT
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson of wanting to "sell" the National Health Service to the US and to "big pharma," during a televised debate in London on Tuesday, ahead of the upcoming general election set to take place on December 12.
"What we know of what Mr. Johnson has done is a series of secret meetings with the United States, in which they are proposing to open up our NHS markets, as they call them, to American companies," said Corbyn, as he was holding up redacted accounts of said meetings.
"A document here of US-UK negotiations. Summary of specific negotiating objectives: full market access for US products to our National Health Service. You're going to sell our National Health Service out to the United States and big pharma," he claimed.
Johnson rejected the claims and said "this is an absolute invention. It is completely untrue. There are no circumstances whatever in which this government or any Conservative government will put the NHS on the table in any trade negotiation. Our NHS will never be for sale and I’m amazed how often this comes up."
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