Trade minister Liz Truss has stated that the NHS would not be put up for sale, as she prepares to discuss a free-trade deal with the US in the next few weeks.
In a column written for the Sunday Telegraph, Truss said that her main priority will be agreeing a free-trade deal with the US, building on a phone call between the Prime Minister and President Trump.
She wrote: “I want to make it clear that that will never mean putting our NHS up for sale.”
In June 2019, US President Donald Trump said that Britain’s public health service should be on the table in talks about a trade deal between the two countries after Brexit. However, he later backtracked on his comments.