CITY VIEWS IS KEN LIVINGSTONE A HYPOCRITE FOR USING PRIVATE HEALTHCARE?

MARTIN CAMB
RESOLUTE MANAGEMENT
It is a bit of a double standard for a politician who is campaigning for the NHS not to use it, but I think it’s fine for a person to use private healthcare if it’s available to them.

ELEANOR RICHARDSON
DAC BEACHCROFT
Yes. It’s always a difficult decision but I think a politician like Ken Livingstone who is championing the NHS and expecting the public to use it should use it himself.

ALEX MALLOY
MONTAGU EVANS LLP
The NHS has such long waiting lists so I sympathise. It could be hypocritical, but on a personal basis I’d do the same. If you can afford private healthcare, it’s acceptable to pay to jump the queue.