Jeremy Hunt has been ridiculed after making the “laughable” claim that the creation of the NHS was down to Tory support, despite the Conservatives voting against its passage over a dozen times in Parliament.
Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine was “astonishing” that Mr Hunt has the gall to claim a Conservative minister was responsible for setting up the NHS, then in the next breath says the health service should be above party politics“.
“The Liberal Democrats have long argued that a cross-party approach is urgently needed to secure the future of the NHS and care. But time and again the government has ignored these calls.
“It’s time for Jeremy Hunt to put his money where his mouth is and launch an cross-party convention on the NHS and care.”