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Elton John Blasts British Prime Minister on AIDS Prevention

May 20, 2002

Elton John, one of Tony Blair's most prominent show business supporters, said in an interview today that the British prime minister should be "thoroughly ashamed" of his government's record on AIDS prevention. "They should be ashamed of themselves. I hate to say that, because I did vote for them, but I'm disgusted with the way the public health service in England is operating," John said. "We [in Britain] had a great record on AIDS when we started but that record is now not as good as it was under the Thatcher government. You should be ashamed of yourselves -- you're socialists or supposed to be," he said of Blair and his Labor government. John made his comments in a sideline interview at the Vienna Life Ball, one of Europe's biggest AIDS charity galas.


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05.20.02


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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