Video: Surgeon’s independence plea goes viral

One of Scotland’s top breast surgeons has gone viral after issuing a grim warning over the future of the NHS if Scotland votes against independence.

Dr Philippa Whitford, 55, broke ranks to predict that without independence the NHS in Scotland will simply wither away with the rest of the UK.

She said: “In five years, England will not have an NHS and in 10 years, if we vote no, neither will we.

“If we do not vote Yes in September, I will be heartbroken. I have spent 32 years working in the NHS and it is very dear to me.”

A video of her lecture to a Women for Independence group has gone viral, attracting almost 30,000 hits, and she is now in demand to speak at Yes events across the country.

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