VIDEO: The Naylor Report – Tories Plan to Sell the NHS

YouTuber Chris Holden’s video on the Naylor Report and Theresa May’s plans for the NHS has gone viral in the last week. Deservedly so, he’s done the hard yards – reading an interminably dull report – so we don’t have to. His summary is concise, revealing, and very worrying.

“In an interview with Andrew Neil, Theresa May slipped out a single line about the NHS; she’s made the 2017 election all about her, strength and stability and Brexit. In half an hour, this was all she had to say about her plans on the NHS – “we support the Naylor Report”. It sounded so tediously dull, it couldn’t possibly be of any interest.”
Featured image from Evolvepolitics.com, who have an excellent write-up on the Naylor Report here.

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owlsmn1
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Does it not anger you that the people in charge of the funding of the NHS are people that do not use  or can afford not to use the NHS? Does it not anger you that the politicians use the NHS as a political football? just one example is Ed Milliband Ed Miliband has come under pressure to admit that he plotted to “weaponize” the NHS as an election issue after it emerged he secretly briefed up to 15 executives at the BBC over his plans, The Telegraph can disclose. The Labour leader used the phrase during a meeting with… Read more »

John
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John

This is a very good list but it is now dated. Is it possible to make up a more up-to-date one? If you can do that, I suggest you identify which constituencies these individuals represent in Parliament and then send the relevant information to the local Labour Constituency Party with a suggestion that they include the information in their next constituency-wide newsletter so that local residents become aware just how financially selfish their local MPs are. It would also help the local Labour Constituency Party to spotlight their local MP’s voting behaviour too. That might constrain them from further unacceptable… Read more »

Manda
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Manda

Just came across this article from January which I haven’t seen before.
https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/nhs-theresa-mays-dowry-gift-to-donald-trump

John
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John

The Labour Party 2017 General Election Manifesto “For the Many, Not the Few” is necessarily “broad brush” in nature but the section on the NHS (pages 66 to 69) outlines a broad preventative strategy, such that demands on both primary and secondary healthcare services will be reduced for the young and an increased investment in social care will correspondingly reduce demands on the NHS by the elderly. On the question of funding, the final paragraph states the following:- ‘We will introduce a new legal duty on the Secretary of State and on NHS England to ensure that excess private profits… Read more »

BigBG
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BigBG

@John: whilst I broadly agree with you, I have reservations about your aspirational views on renegotiating PFI contracts. Apart from the Commercial Confidentiality Clauses; opening them up and renegotiating down the ROCE may have public support – but when has the Private Sector ever been so public spirited? It would be complicated by the fact that those who originally negotiated the contracts would have packaged up the debt and sold on their liabilities. That’s how this toxic economy works, isn’t it? My wild guess is that it would result in some sort of equity swap arrangement that would further burden… Read more »

John
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John

You are right to point towards the secondary derivatives market in PFI contracts. As in any market, any factors that causes them to lose value will see their values heavily discounted. By even talking about reducing the ROCE rates on these PFI contracts, it could well see their values fall. Then, it would be a simple matter for central government to buy them up at heavily discounted prices. Once bought, they could be cancelled at a fraction of their original price. One thing a national government can always do if it wants to is to pass retrospective legislation. That would… Read more »

Manda
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Manda

Dr Bob Gill speaking briefly about the Naylor Review.
https://twitter.com/chunkymark/status/870691970800263168
I make no apologies for re posting the link to this 1 hour documentary covering the covert privatization of the NHS. http://www.selloff.org.uk/nhs/default.html
Here’s Dr Bob Gill’s page for the next film on The Great NHS Heist. There is a crowdfunding link. http://selloff.org.uk/
This election really is the final chance to save the NHS.

Devan
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The Brexit ‘negotiations’ are the scam at the heart of an election intended to secure an unassailable Tory majority and complete the privatisation of the UK. Free trade deals are passé in a new era of protectionism; membership of the Single Market, Customs Union and the EU are largely irrelevant to Britain’s productivity and economic growth.
https://drowningwitches.com/

leruscino
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This was May’s election to lose & that’s precisely what she’s working hard to do.
If she’d used her brain (assuming she has one) we’d have been looking at a safe BREXIT now but this put UK in peril as the EU Zealots will see this weakness.
But saying that “Hard Brexit” brings a net annual gain to the UK of (c) €4Bn from EU/UK trade deficit – do the calcs if you don’t believe me!

BigBG
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BigBG

Sometimes, I feel like I’m swimming in a very small goldfish bowl. Tory bashing has been my raison d’etre for forty years, but even I have to say this analysis is one sided. PFIs, PPPs, SPVs anyone? After twenty years of Tory mismanagement, in 1997, along came ‘New’ Labour, promising to save the NHS, tax progressively, increase the Welfare State, etc. And ‘save the NHS’ they did, but at what cost? Thanks to PFIs, part of the NHS infrastructure is already effectively private; and leased back to the NHS for profit. PFIs saddled the NHS with a toxic and unsustainable… Read more »

Manda
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Manda

“…but even I have to say this analysis is one sided. PFIs, PPPs, SPVs anyone?”
See the link to the documentary I posted above. The privatization of NHS began when the neoliberal/neocon political consensus became the ‘centre’… with Thatcher and then her “greatest achievement” Blair and New Labour. Lib Dems as you will see, effectively helped the Tories legally abolish the NHS with the 2012 Heath and Social Care Act.
Here’s the link again to save you looking. http://www.selloff.org.uk/nhs/default.html

BigBG
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BigBG

@Manda: thanks for the link, which I rewatched in case I had missed something. I think anyone who is aware of the problems of the NHS knows that this has been a long term project of self-serving corporatist individuals at a political and managerial level. My POV, extended from what I said above, is that the whole LibLabCon have been involved. The argument that the Tories (with or without Lib collaboration) are anti-NHS and Labour are pro-NHS is simplistic and one sided. And ultimately dangerous. In fact, it was the very blinkered argument that led us to this point. All… Read more »

Manda
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Manda

There is no doubt Labour would be up against it re NHS and possibly delivering on their manifesto. I was posting to back up your point that the NHS privatization project was not just carried out by the Tories and also for readers who may not have seen it. Getting a Labour government is a great start in my opinion, the alternative is certain doom to NHS and continued decline of living standards and future prospects for the majority. Whatever the result of the election those who want to see NHS rescued and work towards a more equal and fairer… Read more »

BigBG
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BigBG

I can’t argue with that, see you on the barricades! 🙂

Frank
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Frank

Yes, the Americanisation of Europe in general and the UK, in particular, is ongoing and apparently inexorable. And this reconfiguration is apparent at all levels: political, economic, and cultural. Europe is, not to put to fine a point on it, an occupied zone, and has been so since at least 1945. The liberation has turned into an occupation; at once a geopolitical forward base for the US deployment of its NATO intervention force against the Eurasian bloc of Russia and China, and secondly an export zone for US goods and services. Euroland’s vassal eliites seem only too willing to do… Read more »

Stephen Sivonda
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Stephen Sivonda

Watching the video…I heard “United Healthcare” mentioned . That is probably the supplemental healthcare provider here in the US. So there is a scheme about for them to get involved directly into the ownership of the hospitals…. their stock will soar and the CEO gets an even more obscene yearly compensation then he gets now. The UK should rise up and crush those Tories.

John
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John

I have already seen this video. It is also now on The SKWAWKBOX.
See https://skwawkbox.org/2017/05/30/may-loves-naylorreport-everyone-must-seeshare-video-ge17-nhs.
What is really hard to fathom is why the Labour Party and other political parties are not highlighting this.
It also raises the question as to why the main media is not highlighting this either?
All any of us can do is to circulate this as widely as possible.
However, will that be sufficient to persuade enough “swing” voters?

manfromatlan
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Posted link to video and comment on Facebook here: “Given Tory plans to sell off the NHS, any one who votes for them or throw their votes to Lib Dems or UKIP be dumb as fuck” https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=809952785829950&id=792796224212273&_rdr

May Ayres
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May Ayres

My laptop has locked the ‘mute’ button. Chris Holden is allowed to speak but Theresa May has been mutified. Quite a blessing in one way, to see only her cruel lips working but very disturbing to see the interview censored in this way.

TrinKats Jewellery
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Tories speak and…from the left side of their face they are all for a free at the point of need NHS…from the right side of their face they will privatise every last shred of the service…so the taxpayer will basically be paying for the shareholders dividends and getting a lousy service for the priviledge.