Boris ‘lied in NHS pledge’

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Nigel Nel­son

TWO-THIRDS of doc­tors and nurses say Leave fa­natic Boris John­son lied when he promised £350mil­lion ex­tra a week for the NHS af­ter Brexit.

He put the pledge on his battlebus as he toured the UK in the ref­er­en­dum cam­paign.

But a Yougov sur­vey of hospi­tal med­i­cal staff shows that only one in ten believes that vow to be true.

Sixty-six per cent called it a “de­lib­er­ate lie” when the for­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary said the NHS could have the money that Brexit would save.

Sev­enty-five per cent of doc­tors and nurses said they want to stay in the EU, up from 66 per cent in 2016.

In a sep­a­rate sur­vey by the Peo­ple’s Vote cam­paign, 64 per cent of medics said they thought the NHS would get worse be­cause of Brexit.

Theresa May aims to give the NHS an ex­tra £394mil­lion a week – but not from Brexit. Taxes would rise to pay for it.

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