and who will force the UK government to accept this, thereby cutting trade with the bigger EU market or you, the consumer, to buy it? This is just scare stories form the pro-Tory BBC!!!!
One thing, which many people seem to misunderstand, is that the UK does NOT need a US trade deal, its not dependent on it at all. We currently have a trade surplus with the US as opposed to the trade deficit we have with the EU. Of course a trade deal would be nice to have but its not like we are doomed without it so we are not in a powerless position to accept anything the US suggests.
Its the same with the NHS and all those absurd claims form the Russian dossier Corbyn was waving about, why on earth would the UK government agree to pay more for drugs than it currently does, the NHS is a very very big international customer for drugs company and has a hell of a lot of leverage in negotiations, its certainly not going to willingly overpay.
One final point on privatisation of the NHS, if it remains free at the point of use whilst delivering at least the same level of service, but prob much better, then what is the issue with parts of it being given over to private companies who can run it better than it currently is? One of the biggest issues with the NHS is not a lack of money it is terrible mismanagement, for example how can it be justified that there are as many management and admin roles as there are doctors and nurses?
The main goal has to be to provide the best service possible and if Private companies can manage things better, and its bloody hard to see how they wouldn't, then what is the issue with that?