- Boris Johnson is labeled "Britain’s Trump" in his first parliamentary exchange with Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, as prime minister.
- Corbyn accuses Johnson of putting NHS up for sale as part of a Brexit trade deal with Trump.
- Johnson insists that "under no circumstances" will Britain’s publicly funded healthcare system be put up for sale.
- He accuses Corbyn of backing "the Mullahs of Iran" rather "than our friends in the US."
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Boris Johnson has denied that Britain’s publicly-funded healthcare system will be put up "for sale" as part of Brexit trade deal with Trump, as he made his first appearance in the House of Commons as prime minister.
Johnson, who was recently labeled "Britain Trump" by the president, was urged by opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to rule out putting Britain’s healthcare system "on the table" as part of a free trade deal with the US.
Corbyn asked "Britain Trump" to "take this opportunity to rule out once and for all that our NHS is not going to be part of any trade deal with the USA?
The question followed comments by the president during his state visit to the UK earlier this year in which he suggested that the NHS would be "on the table" as part of free trade talks with the UK.
However, Johnson insisted that "under no circumstances would we agree to any free trade deal that put the NHS on the table. It is not for sale"
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Johnson came under attack from all sides, with Corbyn accusing him of "arm-waving bluster" and lacking the "competence and seriousness" to be prime minister, while the Westminster leader of the Scottish National Party Ian Blackford suggested that he would be "the last prime minister of the United Kingdom."
In an aggressive response Johnson accused Corbyn of backing "the Mullahs of Iran rather than our friends in the US," and said it was "incredible that we should even think about entrusting this gentleman with the stewardship of this country’s security."
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