Owen Smith accuses Government of ‘covering up’ privatisation in the NHS
Owen Smith, "The Stooge Candidate" (because nobody in PLP had the backbone to take on Corbyn themselves), has had the veil lifted from his eyes and realises what many of us in the Labour Party have been saying for years. The Conservative government and the ConDem coalition before them, are destroying the NHS with their programmes of cuts, closures and piecemeal privatisation.The Blair government started the process with PFI and the Conservatives have accelerated this smashing of a National Institution which they have despised since 1948.
Strangely, Smith (who was never Shadow Health Minister; another of Smith's distortions of truth), must have been aware of this breakup of the NHS for sometime, as he was once working for an organisation, closely associated with the vandalism, but has chosen to remain silent until now. This may be due of course to his leadership challenge, as he now sees the possibility of some advantage in condemning NHS privatisation and taking a sideswipe at Hunt and the conservatives. We may be excused for detecting a degree of hypocrisy in Smith's sudden conversion.