National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of New Member – in the House of Commons at 9:50 am on 21st November 2014.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Labour, Bolsover 9:50 am, 21st November 2014

My hon. Friend is absolutely correct, and another way of putting it is as follows: we dragged the national health service, between 1997 and 2010, from the depths of degradation that the Tories left it in and hoisted it back to the pinnacles of achievement. I have got a united nations heart bypass to prove it—it was done by a Syrian cardiologist, a Malaysian surgeon, a Dutch doctor and a Nigerian registrar, and these two people on the Bench behind me talk about sending them back. If you did that in the hospitals in London, half of Londoners would be dead in six months. Those are the facts about the United Kingdom Independence party.