Underwhelming gaggle of ‘Hands off our NHS’ anti-Trump protesters gather outside Buckingham Palace after the US President denied Jeremy Corbyn’s trade deal claims
- NHS doctors and nurses marching from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace
- Trump told NATO meeting this morning he ‘wants nothing to do with’ NHS
- Jeremy Corbyn says he will confront US leader over post-Brexit trade rumours
Dozens of doctors and nurses marched to Buckingham Palace where Donald Trump will be hosted by the Queen amid rumours of the NHS being ‘sold off’ to the US.
The US President today denied he wanted anything to do with the NHS and said he wouldn’t take it as part of a post-Brexit trade deal ‘even if it was handed on a silver platter’.
But NHS staff still claim America is a threat to the Health Service and were seen clutching placards that read: ‘Hands off our NHS’ and ‘Our NHS is not for sale’.
After walking along The Mall from Trafalgar Square, the relatively small group gathered outside the Palace for when Trump arrives for the Queen’s NATO leaders’ reception this evening.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to confront Trump over his claims UK and US officials have met to discuss the NHS.
Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff gathered in Trafalgar Square before marching to Buckingham Palace where Donald Trump is being hosted by the Queen this evening
A protester is pictured in London today dressed as Charlie Chaplain with a ‘Hands Off Our NHS’ placard in the shape of a pie
A woman holds up a Hands Off Our NHS Trump placard outside Buckingham Palace this evening
Anti-Trump protestors hold up placards in Trafalgar Square this evening, with one that reads: ‘Cut war not health care’
Doctors and nurses were joined by Say No To Racism campaigners who clutched placards with Trump’s face on them ahead of his visit to Buckingham Palace this evening
He today claimed he will warn Trump the UK’s ‘public services are not for sale’ after waving a 450-page dossier on the subject in front of the media last week.
Doctors and nurses were joined by CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) supporters who are furious at Trump’s position on the Iran Nuclear Deal and ‘Say No To Racism’ campaigners.
Dozens of officers have been drafted in to police the protests on Day One of Trump’s NATO visit to London.
Asked if the NHS should be on the table in post-Brexit trade talks this morning Mr Trump said: ‘No, not at all. I have nothing to do with it, never even thought about it.’
He then praised the US healthcare system before adding: ‘In this country they have to work that out for themselves … I don’t even know where that rumour started, we have absolutely nothing to do with it.
‘And we wouldn’t want to if you handed it to us on a silver-platter, we want nothing to do with it.’
Doctors and nurses were joined by CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) supporters
Dozens of officers have been drafted in to police the protests on Day One of Trump’s NATO visit to London