In this week’s Gazette the present MP for Stockton North, Alex Cunningham, says that I need to be “serious about politics”. He says that he is looking forward to debating the issues with me. However actions speak louder than words.
On 14 November 2014 Mr Cunningham asked on his online profile about UKIP’s policy on privatising the NHS. I answered him and said: “It is actually a Labour peer, Lord Winston, who suggested charging to see your GP and Labour who think that it is a good idea to privatise the NHS via PFIs – Private Finance Initiatives. The clue is in the name. The NHS is now repaying £300 billion over 25 years for a £50 billion loan. Only UKIP says no more PFIs.”
I also pointed out that we would save £2 billion a year by getting rid of health tourism, insisting that all visitors to the UK have NHS approved travel insurance.
If he wants to be serious about politics then maybe Mr Cunningham should not have deleted the answers that I gave to him – which he has. This is not an isolated instance. I also asked many more questions of him. All have been deleted without debate.
Recently he knocked on the door of a local resident, and told them that UKIP would privatise the NHS! Is he serious?