David Cameron dodges the question on Lynton Crosby tobacco lobbying as new links to private health firms revealed
David Cameron was facing fresh questions about his election guru Lynton Crosby after it emerged the lobbyist’s firm advised a private health alliance at the time of the Government’s controversial NHS reforms.
The Australian strategist’s Crosby Textor firm advised an umbrella
group of private healthcare providers on how to exploit perceived
"failings" in the NHS, according to a leaked document obtained by The
The newspaper published extracts from a slideshow presentation
produced for the H5 Private Healthcare Alliance, which stated that people
believe the NHS provides good healthcare, though they believe it was "too
bureaucratic with long waiting lists".
Crosby Textor advised its client that 63 per cent of those questioned in a
poll conducted for the presentation believed that "going private frees up
the NHS waiting list".
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