Umunna – NHS will suffer as a result of Boris Johnson’s cynicism and impossible promises

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s false claim that a commitment to an extra £350 million a week for the NHS was in the Conservative Party manifesto, Chuka Umunna, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“Contrary to what Boris wants us to think, the Prime Minister has not let him off the hook and pledged to spend the extra £350m a week on the NHS that Vote Leave promised.

“Instead, our NHS faces the prospect of more cuts, less funding and poorer services under this Government’s actual plans.

“They have had the chance to do the decent thing, keep their promise, and give our NHS the support it needs. But they have failed to do so, and now it is the NHS that will suffer as a result of Boris Johnson's cynicism and impossible promises.”