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.

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

  1. Farage, don’t scare the gullible Brexit voters with your real intentions for the NHS, after all they thought they’d get more NHS funding out of the Brexit ‘dividend’, you know the one that doesn’t exist. Better to continue to deny that you ever strongly argued for a private insurance solution for the NHS. Just take a leaf out of Johnson and Trump’s playbooks and confidently deny you ever said those things, after all they are your mates, aren’t they, and the gullible and stupid will always believe anything you say.

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