Farage denies supporting insurance-based NHS. Except he’s on the record saying it

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has gone full Trump, by denying a policy that’s he’s literally on record as supporting.

On ITV’s “leaders debate” last night, Labour MP Richard Burgon (notably not the party’s leader), accused Farage of wanting an insurance-based NHS system.


Burgon said: “You’re on the record as saying, Nigel, that you saw the case for replacing our National Health Service with some kind of American-style insurance system.”

Farage responded furiously, saying: “Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.”

And yet, there is literally a video of the Brexit Party leader, lauding the idea of insurance-based healthcare. At an event in 2012, Farage said:

“I think we’re going to have to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare.

“Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value, if I was able to do that through the marketplace of an insurance company, than us just trustingly giving £100 billion a year to central government and expecting them to organise the healthcare service from cradle to grave.”

If there was anyone lying last night, it was Nigel Farage.

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