This astonishing statement was made by Boris Johnson yesterday, it beats cock-fighting. Does the man really not know when he’s telling lies? This statement is certainly a whopping lie, but then he IS a liar. He tells lies as easily as he breathes but he does it extremely skillfully.
He won a majority of people over to his view that leaving the EU was a good thing by telling two monstrous and deliberate lies about it. Being a skilled operator and well used to the art of propaganda, a lot of people got sucked in by it. The Birmingham voters interviewed on Channel 4 on Monday were repeating it as if it were nothing but the truth. So in this blog I’m going to take both lies apart and explain how the trick was pulled.
We’ll start with the big red bus, where he claimed by implication that if we left the EU we could save ourselves £350 million a week in EU fees and could spend it on the National Health Service. What he deliberately didn’t explain to us, is that the levy we pay to the EU is used to fund all manner of necessary things, like fisheries and farming throughout the union, and that although there would be times where we wouldn’t get the full £350 million back, there were other times when we would get that sum and considerably more to help our economy. That is the way the EU levy works. And would any of it have gone to the NHS? As he also implied.
No, it would not. And when you know something about the background you will understand why. The NHS has been planned for destruction ever since 2010 and we know that because that is when Mark Britnell, Chairman of the KPMG Global Health, made a speech to a meeting of private health companies in the USA, in which he said ‘In future the NHS will be a state insurance deliverer not a state provider.’ And to underline his point, he told them that ‘the NHS will be shown no mercy and the best time to take advantage of this will be the next couple of years.’ He couldn’t have explained the position more clearly and he knew exactly what he was talking about.
The KPMG is a very powerful, monetary organisation. One of the big four accounting organisations that operate in this country. Our current Tory MP in Bognor Regis, one Nick Gibb, used to work for them. And they have been heavily involved ripping off our NHS, certainly since 2014 when they were ‘suppliers of services’ to six of the nine NHS consortia. And to give you some example of how costly those ‘services’ were, the Arden and Greater East Midland Commissioning Support Group paid KPMG a quarter of a million pounds a month for the first six months of 2014 for ‘services’. I kid you not. And all that money had come out of our pockets either in the form of NICs which we all pay or through our taxes which we all pay.
Now Jeremy Corbyn has published all 451 pages of uncensored documents, which have revealed that trade discussions have certainly been going on for years. One of the things it reveals is that between ‘July 2017 and July this year, senior UK and US trade officials have discussed the NHS, drug patents, the pharmaceutical industry, health insurance and medical devices as part of a post-brexit trade deal’ See the Guardian 28th November 2019.
The poster hinting that Turkey was going to join the EU and that we would be flooded with ten million Turkish refugees, was another lie. And now that Turkey hasn’t joined the EU and there hasn’t been an influx of ten million refugees to this country, most people must have realised it.
But there are still plenty who have not. The Birmingham voters interviewed on Channel 4 on Monday were a terrible example. They still think that Johnson is a lovely, cuddly, bumbling, harmless man and that Jeremy Corbyn is the devil incarnate.
So can they or anyone else trust this lovely, cuddly, bumbling Bo-Jo? My answer to that would be very definitely no. In fact I would go so far as to say that all the wonderful things he is now promising us – poor mutts that we are – are lies. It is easy to promise £2.9 billion in handouts of one kind or another. He doesn’t need to come across with the money. Once he is elected he will forget all about it. Or tell us it was a joke. But be warned. If you do vote for him the ‘joke’ will be on you.