Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Is How You Should Protect the NHS, Andy ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Is How You Should Protect the NHS, Andy ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK

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I AGREE with Andy Burnham in wanting to rescue the NHS from the creeping privatisation and commercialisation that governments have introduced over recent years ('Kick private sector out of social care... what Andy Burnham would do as mayor', M.E.N., May 18).

The NHS is under a threat even more serious now than during Jeremy Hunt's squabble with junior doctors.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the USA and EU threatens to lock privatisation into the DNA of our healthcare system, so that any UK politician, even Andy Burnham, can only get out of it by paying off US healthcare corporations.

The recent TTIP leaks, whilst pooh-poohed by big-business lobbyists, have been condemned. Gail Cartmail of Unite says: "David Cameron's assurances over the NHS have more holes in them than Swiss cheese. …

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