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Cameron rejects Salmond’s claim that Scottish independence will protect NHS from privatisation

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 21 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5263
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, has claimed that voting for independence in the country’s upcoming referendum will safeguard its health service from cuts and privatisation. But the UK prime minister, David Cameron, immediately rejected the claim and accused Salmond of scaremongering ahead of the vote on 18 September.

Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party, made the comments during a speech in Arbroath on 18 August, where he set out …

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