"Because it is this government! Tory idealogy. Sell everything to the private sector."
Actually this is an EU matter. It's about Free Trade, and you're either for it or against it. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) gives what are called transnational companies the freedom to trade across borders and compete with any business that trades in a specific market. People who are frightened by FTAs are often those who don't understand the way they work. They scaremonger, and because FTAs are not something the average person knows (or cares) about the scaremongering often works.
I doubt that the NHS is suddenly going to open the doors to a flood of dodgy medical products because NICE is there to offer advice and guidance.
Ah! I see that Jamie Oliver is now an expert on what American companies plan to do.
Could his sudden campaigning interest have anything to do with this, I wonder?
"Profits from Jamie Oliver's cookbooks have started drying up, according to new business records.
Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited, the company which incudes his publishing and TV interests, recorded a £3.6million drop in profits this year - a fall of 37 per cent"