Paisley’s MSP George Adam along with his SNP MSP colleague have pledged to fight to protect Scotland’s NHS by calling on David Cameron to use his veto to protect the NHS from the effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
George, along with his SNP colleagues signed up The People’s NHS campaign which demands that David Cameron exempts the NHS for the EU-US trade agreement, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and that David Cameron commits to using his veto of the agreement should this exemption not be granted.
Commenting, George said:
“Protecting the NHS is rightly one of the most important priorities of people in Scotland and the duty we have to protect it is something the SNP takes extremely seriously.
“That is why SNP MSPs have pledged that if TTIP does not explicitly exempt the NHS from the agreement, then we will call on the Prime Minister to veto the agreement.
“Scotland’s NHS as a publicly owned and operated institution is too important to be put at risk from TTIP. It must be protected and the SNP will always do everything in our power to ensure that happens.
“In May, the people of Scotland have a wonderful opportunity to secure meaningful influence and power in Westminster. Every SNP vote is a vote for a party that only has one key goal – to best represent the people of Scotland. So the more SNP seats there are, the more we’ll be able to ensure that Westminster does not lose sight of the things that are most important – starting with the NHS.
“Protecting Scotland’s NHS is at the heart of our Westminster campaign. SNP MPs in a hung Parliament will use their clout to protect our budget from Westminster’s agenda of austerity, patient charging and privatisation.
“Protecting Scotland’s NHS will always be our priority and I will be proud to sign this pledge today.”