For example (26 May):
"That’s why I have been absolutely clear: there will be no privatisation of the NHS."
And (14 June):
"You told us you were worried about privatisation through the back door. So we have made that impossible."
Yet in the Open Public Services white paper, it says
"In the services amenable to commissioning, the principles of open public services will switch the default from one where the state provides the service itself to one where the state commissions the service from a range of diverse providers." (5.2)It is very clear here. There will be no state provision in the NHS. How can Clegg say that this is not privatisation? Who is he trying to fool?