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NHS must be off the table in trade talks with Trump | Letters5 Jun 2019, 11:56am

NHS must be off the table in trade talks with Trump | Letters

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Readers respond to Donald Trump’s comment that he wants the NHS ‘on the table’ in any future trade negotiationsMy late mother trained as a nurse in Glasgow in the 1940s and witnessed the birth of the NHS. Having grown up in a village in rural Scotland where nobody ever called the doctor because they wouldn’t have been able to pay the bill, she often told us of the revolution in healthcare which the NHS made possible, and about the gratitude of ordinary folk nursed free of charge in hospital through diphtheria, tuberculosis, scarlet fever and the like. I can hardly imagine her reaction on hearing that only 70 years later the United States wants the NHS to be “on the table” in a future trade deal (
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