Newsnight leaves Labour’s NHS plans bloodied and bruised

Allegra Stratton package puts Labour’s Andy Burnham on the spot again over private sector competition

The Mole

Labour’s headline policy of removing private sector involvement in the NHS was torn apart last night in a devastating Newsnight package presented by the show’s political editor, Allegra Stratton.

It is the second time this week that the BBC’s flagship programme has given shadow health secretary Andy Burnham a hard time: on Tuesday he was the victim of an interview with presenter Kirsty Wark described by commentator Guido Fawkes as a “car crash”.

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