David Cameron is attempting to use people’s anger with Labour’s NHS reforms to boost the Tory party. He claims the NHS will be safe in their hands.
Some news this week shows just how much we can trust the Tories to keep the NHS public.
Lord Ashcroft is the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. He is bankrolling their campaigns in marginal constituencies. He is at the centre of Tory politics.
It has just been announced that Lord Ashcroft has purchased a 32.5% share in the Priory Group costing £44m. The Priory Group runs a chain of private mental health hospitals with 2000 beds and 5000 staff. It had a revenues last year of over £200m
Priory is best known for detoxing rock stars, but much of the bed utilisation comes from NHS patients following the catastrophic rundown of NHS facilities.
Does anyone believe that a Tory Government would wreck Ashcroft’s investment by rebuilding NHS mental health capacity?