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AstraZeneca should be nationalised: MP

Luton Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has called for AstraZeneca to be nationalised to protect it from a hostile takeover.

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Labour MP calls for AstraZeneca to be nationalised

Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has called for the Government to take a stake in AstraZeneca in order to protect it from a hostile takeover.

The Luton politician said if that wasn't enough to the firm from Pfizer, then nationalisation should be an option.

He made the call on last night's Anglia Later Edition programme.

However, Mid Norfolk Conservative George Freeman said such a move would be catastrophic, and would stop British patients accessing new drugs.

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