Alan Milburn was paid by NHS privateers while still an MP
This isn’t new information, but it was new to me.
This Guardian article from two years ago says that, when he was still an MP, Alan Milburn was getting £25-30k a year from a company called Bridgepoint.
But it doesn’t tell you who Bridgepoint are. Here’s the answer: they are a private equity company. In 2010, they bought up a €480m share in Care UK – one of the main companies moving into private healthcare in the UK on the back of the sell-off of the NHS.
Alan Milburn is a former Labour Health secretary. I wonder why they wanted him on their board?
It’s worth noting (as Another Angry Voice) already has, that Chris Patten – Tory Peer and chair of the BBC trust – is also on the board. But as the NHS is dying, let’s make sure we remember all of those who killed it.