NHS Hanging In The Air

Incredible how the fate of the NHS now seems to be hanging in the air (this week's trade bill/ Labour's proposed but rejected new clause 17). Incredible with the meaning of not-wanting-to-believe. And clause 4 allows the British government to negotiate in secret with the USA.


Emily Thornberry, shadow secretary of state for International Trade yesterday in the Guardian:

"Thanks to the government’s decisions this week, the all-powerful US healthcare industry, with the full support of the Trump administration, is now free to pursue its goals for a UK-US trade deal. [...] This is our reality, not a scare story. But it certainly frightens the life out of me."