The Prime Minister has sworn the National Health Service won’t be on the market in any post-Brexit free commerce deal.
Appearing on ITV’s This Morning Boris Johnson dismissed it as ‘absolute nonsense’ and a ‘scare story’.
The PM additionally batted away criticism of previous feedback by which he known as single moms ‘irresponsible’ and dealing class males ‘drunk criminal and feckless’.
He additionally mentioned London Bridge knife attacker Usman Khan was most likely ‘not capable’ of rehabilitation and mentioned it was incorrect for him to have been launched from jail.
Challenging the Conservative Party promise of 50,000 new nurses, presenter Phillip Schofield identified that 19,000 of these would merely be requested to not go away their jobs.
Johnson mentioned 14,000 would be recruited because of a re-instated nursing pupil bursary which was scrapped beneath Theresa May’s authorities.
He additionally promised to shorten the time folks have to attend for visas in the event that they wish to come to the UK to work for the NHS.
But referring to a file presented by the Labour leader last week Schofield mentioned: ‘Will those nurses still be required if you’ve sold it to the Americans?’
The PM responded: ‘This is absolute nonsense and I feel a scare story that comes up time and time once more, each election.
‘I love the NHS, it is the most fantastic institution. It exemplifies the very best of our country.’
When challenged on the commerce paperwork, the PM mentioned: ‘There are photographs that purport to prove UFOs, but it is complete nonsense.’
He gave a ‘rock solid guarantee’ that ‘no part’ of the NHS would be sold off.
Johnson moved the dialogue on to the outdated Labour authorities’s Private Finance Initiative for hospitals when requested about £1.eight billion of public psychological well being spending going to American firms and the variety of hospital beds offered by US firms.
The PM was additionally taken to activity over articles he has written by which he in contrast Muslim ladies carrying the burqa to ‘letter boxes and bank robbers’.
In a 1995 article for the Spectator Johnson described single-mothers as ‘irresponsible’ and their youngsters as ‘ill-raised, ignorant and aggressive’.
He was additionally slammed for an additional article in the identical journal by which he known as working class males ‘drunk, criminal, aimless, feckless and hopeless’.
Co-host Holly Willoughby instructed him: ‘That’s going to harm emotions, that is alienating our viewers watching at right here immediately, that is alienating many individuals who don’t know who to vote for’.
But Johnson mentioned his phrases had been being ‘dragged out of context’ and inspired folks to learn his articles in full.
He added: ‘I don’t suppose that that is the time to speak about articles that had been written, actually fairly a very long time in the past’.
The Tory chief was additionally requested about final week’s terror assault at London Bridge which claimed the lives of Cambridge University graduates Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt.
Armed with two knifes and carrying a faux suicide vest, beforehand convicted terrorist Khan, 28, was shot useless by police.
When requested if he thought the the attacker ought to have been ‘locked up and the key thrown away’, Johnson mentioned: ‘I think actually you must always try to rehabilitate people – you’ve at all times acquired to offer folks an opportunity.
‘But there are some people, and I think probably this guy is one of them, who just are not capable of being changed and in his case the best thing for the public and for him was to keep him inside and it was wrong to have early release.’
He mentioned it was ‘quite incredible’ that Khan didn’t must see the Parole Board earlier than he was launched mechanically beneath the phrases of his sentence.
The PM mentioned folks shouldn’t really feel unsafe as Britain continues to be ‘one of the safest countries in the world’.
He added: ‘Simple things like stopping the early release of serious and violent criminals, that’s what we’ve acquired to do.
‘We’ve acquired to cease folks popping out early after which committing the identical types of crimes once more.’