Labour’s manifesto says on page 69 (71 in the pdf):-
”The next Labour government will reverse privatisation of our NHS and return our health service into expert public control. Labour will repeal the Health and Social Care Act 2012 that puts profits before patients, and make the NHS the preferred provider. Labour will reinstate the powers of the Secretary of State for Health to have overall responsibility for the NHS.
This is in chapter 7, HEALTHCARE FOR ALL, page 65 (67).”
Comment From A Well-wisher: Don’t forget the treasury demanded PFI funding to keep investment off government’s books and the sale of assets is linked to the current account deficit that averaged 4.5% of GDP over the last three years according to the Bank’s Inflation Report. That’s about 80bn last year. While it does not appear on the books, it is funded by selling assets or accepting foreign debts. Note: The current account has been in deficit since exchange controls were abandoned when capital was fully set free in the 1980s.