The foundations of populist politics are easy to explain.
First you say that the people are oppressed by an elite.
Then you say that the experts in that elite are not telling the truth.
In place of their expert view you offer an alternative explanation that undermines that expert view.
You wait for anger to rise as people turn against the elite.
You then capture that anger for political gain.
He’s been claiming all that about the neolibruls for how long now?
It will then be said that the NHS is failing.
It will then be argued that a private sector alternative would be better.
The NHS GP service will be privatised.
His own wife is a GP. Does he now know that GPs are private already?