McGovern – Johnson’s approach to Brexit will leave the NHS “whistling in the wind” for extra cash

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has tonight given an interview to the Guardian in which he not only stands by the thoroughly discredited claim that Brexit will increase NHS spending by £350 million a week, but raises his claim of the cost of EU membership to £438 million a week.

Commenting, Alison McGovern MP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“Our NHS is in the middle of a winter crisis and Boris Johnson’s solution is to return to the scene of his previous crimes and promise ever larger slices of pie in the sky.

“Boris’s Cabinet cheerleading for leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union will lead to less money - not more - for public services like our NHS.

"Boris Johnson promised £350 million a week for the NHS while telling us the EU could go whistle but then backed a £40 billion divorce bill. Does anyone think he’ll leave our NHS doing anything other than whistling in the wind for the extra resources it badly needs.”

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