"She just held my hand and said: 'You won't let your dad go private, will you?" Labour leader Keir Starmer tells @bbcnickrobinson about his late mother, a "passionate defender of the NHS" Listen to the full interview on #BBCPoliticalThinking bbc.in/32G12LP
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When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer she could wait 3 weeks for the operation on the NHS or we could pay for her to go private in 3 days. We paid….Sorry Kier…not
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Why should Keir be sorry? You should be mad at Tories making people wait (and it's way more than 3 weeks now) for cancer treatment, that they have to pay out-of-pocket.
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They have to wait longer now because the NHS turned into a Covid Health Service and all the GPs locked themselves away. Massive waste of money on the Nightingale Hospitals and Test and Trace.
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We wait longer because after 11 yrs of Conservative govt it is underfunded. It worked much better under Blair/brown. Those who do not value out NHS should look to America where diabetics die because they can't afford insulin & kids die because of lack of dental care ..it's scary

Nov 27, 2021 · 11:39 AM UTC

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Yeah, dad got a 6-month wait for a lung specialist for a terminal lung illness that wasn't cancer. This was 2018. Long before Covid. It's a Tory underfunding problem.