May 21st 2020
North Thanet`s MP Sir Roger Gale has this afternoon warmly welcomed the Downing Street announcement that the NHS surcharge for immigrants working in the National Health and Social services will be withdrawn.
Speaking in Kent Sir Roger said:
“There will of course be those who will claim this as “another U-turn”. Personally, I believe that politically courageous and sensible politicians have the ability to re-visit positions and to put something right if it has gone wrong. The Prime Minister has done this in the case of the NHS surcharge and he is to be applauded for so doing: it is a humane and a generous decision and one that will enable all of those out on the doorsteps this evening to clap and cheer with even greater enthusiasm than before. “
Contact Roger Gale 01227-722110