Theresa May ‘not as horrible as Donald Trump’, says would-be MP brother of Bernie Sanders

17 May

He said the fact sitting MP, Labour’s Andrew Smith, is standing down, that he has lived in the constituency for 47 years, and has been a county councillor so is “well known”, may work in his favour.

A retired social worker and his party’s national spokesman on health and social care, Mr Sanders said he knows many people of his age who are waiting for hip and cataract operations and warned the NHS is in danger.

“What is really desperate is people are going to scrape together the money to get the operation privately because they can’t live for the next year or two without being able to walk or see,” he said.

“And of course that is going accelerate the demise of the NHS, I don’t think most people realise how near the end we are.

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