Labour's "reforms" destroying the NHS

Pilger, John
November 2007
New Statesman;11/5/2007, Vol. 136 Issue 4869, p24
In this article the author declares that the British Labour Party, under prime minister Gordon Brown, was in the process of doing irreparable damage to the National Health Service (NHS) in 2007. He accuses the government of gradual privatization of the service and claims that a financial crisis afflicting the NHS is the result of greed and cronyism on the part of private insurers and government advisers.


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