“Boris Johnson shuts down press conference after question on NHS in a trade deal”

“Boris Johnson abruptly shut down a press conference after being asked if he had spoken to Donald Trump about ruling the NHS out of a future US/UK trade deal.

Asked by the Independent if he had made it “crystal clear” to Donald Trump that “neither the NHS or pharmaceuticals” should be part of future trade negotiations, the PM threw a bit of a huff and said he wouldn’t answer any more questions.

It comes after the Mirror revealed plans from predatory US health firms who believe the British market will be easier to crack after Brexit .

Mr Johnson seemed to be trying to strike a different tone from Trump – who just minutes earlier cancelled his post conference press conference.

But the PM’s open approach changed when he was quizzed about the row around NHS drug prices.

A visibly riled Mr Johnson brought questions to a juddering halt.

He began blustering:”I think everybody by now has rumbled all this for the nonsense that it is.

“I think I might wind up this press conference now because I think we’re starting to scrape the barrel.” “

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-shuts-down-press-21024829