Good Political Strategy

One of the concerns about Brexit is the future of both the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) as well as their price controls on drugs.

Jeremy Corbyn is now explicitly promising that neither the NHS nor drug price controls will even be brought up in trade negotiations with the US.

In fact, he his proposing legislation to explicitly prohibit any such negotiations:

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Labour Party will exclude Britain’s National Health Service and medicines from trade deals with the United States, as he accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of covering up “secret talks” on the NHS.  


“Our public services are not bargaining chips to be traded in secret deals. I pledge a Labour government will exclude the NHS, medicines and public services from any trade deals – and make that binding in law”, he added.

It’s good policy and good politics.

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