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Labour can't rescue our NHS whilst allowing Brexit to happen

November 13, 2019 2:30 PM

Luciana Berger MPResponding to Labour's recent announcement on the NHS, Luciana Berger, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, said:

"Labour's health announcement completely misses the point. They are ignoring the fact that Brexit is the biggest threat to the NHS - if Labour allow Brexit to happen, they cannot rescue our NHS.

"Brexit has already cost the economy as much as £66 billion. If Corbyn had not tacitly supported Brexit, Labour could have funded their NHS plan more than two times over.

"Only the Liberal Democrats can offer voters a brighter future through stopping Brexit and transforming our NHS and social care services for the future."

Lib Dem candidate for Southampton Test Joe Richards added:
Joe Richards for Southampton Test
"There is no better windfall for the NHS than remaining a member of European Union. Brexit is costing us not only time but money. It's so frustrating to watch precious resource wasted.

"The obvious solution - the one that numerous polls indicate is now most popular - is to simply Stop Brexit, so that we can give our health and social care system the attention and funding it deserves.

"Labour can cost up whatever budget for the NHS they like, but unless they get fully behind staying in the EU, then they'll also have to account for the billions lost as a result of Brexit"