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Monday, 15 September 2014

Scottish Health Secretary can’t even agree with himself on the "SNP’s NHS lies"

Labour’s Shadow Scottish Secretary, Margaret Curran, has accused Health Secretary Alex Neil of misleading people across Scotland after he directly contradicted himself regarding privatisation in the NHS.

Speaking on ‘The Westminster Hour’ on Sunday, Alex Neil said that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was “the biggest threat to the future of the health service in Scotland”, despite denying this was the case in response to a Parliamentary Question one year ago.

Margaret Curran commenting said: "The SNP’s lies on the NHS are falling apart. The Health Secretary can’t even agree with himself. The truth is that the biggest threat to the future of the health service in Scotland are the SNP’s plans for independence. They have lied throughout this campaign about the Scottish NHS and they can’t explain to people how the health service will be funded after independence."

Concluding Ms Curran said: “Only a ‘No’ vote on Thursday means a stronger Scotland, with jobs across the country protected and our NHS secured.”