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25 January 2010

Right-wing health campaigners: NHS “admired” by Hitler

Will Cameron sever ties with "Nurses for Reform"?

By James Macintyre


Hats off to Liberal Conspiracy for an intriguing story about a group of libertarian health “campaigners” called Nurses for Reform, with ties to the right-wing Adam Smith Institute. Its members recently met with the Tory leader and have separately derided the National Health Service in, um, somewhat colourful terms.

Here’s LC:

Last month they met with David Cameron to discuss their ideas, which included wholesale privatisation of the NHS, the scrapping of national pay agreements for health workers, and nurses being given brands like consumer products.

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And here is Dr Helen Evans of Nurses for Reform:

Designed to take Britain halfway to Moscow and simultaneously admired by Hitler’s inner coterie, socialised medicine and the Fabian welfare state [have] a particularly unsavoury heritage.

Hmm. It might be wise for Cameron to disassociate from this gang, and pretty quick, too.