Will the SNP protect the NHS from TTIP?
The SNP will seek to ensure that the public, not-for-profit character of the NHS is protected from any impact from the TTIP agreement.
Nicola Sturgeon has stated that the SNP will fight tooth and nail against any moves to privatise the NHS in Scotland by the back door. It remains our view that the most effective way to put the issue beyond doubt and to provide the concrete assurance that we and the public require is to provide an explicit legal exemption for the NHS on the face of the agreement. We have urged the UK Government to ensure that the NHS is fully and explicitly exempt from TTIP and, if that is not the case, to use its veto at the European Council to prevent TTIP progressing.