General election 2019: Corbyn says no US trade deal unless NHS is excluded

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Media captionCorbyn: NHS would not be part of US trade deal

Jeremy Corbyn has said there would be “no deal” with the US, under a Labour government, if it insisted the NHS was included in post-Brexit trade talks.

The Labour leader has written to Donald Trump setting out his demands, ahead of the US president’s arrival in the UK for a Nato summit.

He said: “The British public need urgent clarity that our NHS is genuinely off the table.”

Boris Johnson has insisted the NHS is safe in the Conservatives’ hands.

The Conservative manifesto explicitly states that neither the price paid for drugs nor NHS services will be at stake in post-Brexit trade discussions with the US.