Another Angry Voice on the Tory Destruction of the NHS


Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. In 2009 he, Michael Gove and another Tory MP called for the dismantling of the NHS.

The Angry Yorkshireman over at Another Angry Voice has another, very important article on the Coalition’s destruction of the NHS. If you are at all worried about the government’s policy towards the Health Service, then I urge you to read it. It begins

Before the Tory party were enabled back into power by the Liberal Democrats, the NHS was one of the most efficient and popular health services in the world. In fact, public satisfaction with the service reached an all-time high immediately before the Tories got their hands on it.

Before the election David Cameron lied, and, lied, and lied about his intentions towards the NHS.
•David Cameron said he wouldn’t cut the NHS – then launched a £20 billion programme of cuts.
•David Cameron said “no more top-down reorganisations of the NHS” – then launched the biggest top-down reorganisation in the entire history of the institution.
•David Cameron promised that he wouldn’t privatise the NHS – then proceeded to carve it up into little pieces and sell them off to the private sector.
•David Cameron said that the NHS would be safe in his hands – then set about deliberately dismantling it from within.
The true Tory intentions towards the NHS should have been obvious. The Tory party has an ideological hatred of the public sector and consider the NHS an abomination. They know that more than 80% of the public support the NHS, so they very rarely admit their desire to dismantle it, but sometimes the truth slips out.
•In 2004 Tory MP Oliver Letwin reportedly bragged to a private meeting that the Tories would destroy the NHS “within five years” of getting back into power.
•In 2009 Tory MEP Daniel Hannan described the NHS as a “60 year mistake” and rubbished the service on Fox News.
•In 2009 three Tory MPs (Michael Gove, Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt) called for the NHS to be dismantled. Incredibly Jeremy Hunt is now the government health secretary, meaning that he is in charge of an organisation that he has openly stated that he wants to dismantle.
•In 2011 the former Tory leadership candidate Michael Portillo admitted that Cameron and the Tories had lied to the public about their intentions towards the NHS: “They did not believe they could win an election if they told
they told you what they were going to do because people are so wedded to the NHS.”

The complete article’s at: As with everything posted at Another Angry Voice, it is extremely well-researched.

The Tories hate the NHS and are privatising it piecemeal. It needs to stop, and people need to wake up to it. Now.

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4 Responses to “Another Angry Voice on the Tory Destruction of the NHS”

  1. jeffrey davies Says:

    yes companys like Unum wait in the wings for big sell off

  2. beastrabban Says:

    Too true, though I think Unum have been actively involved in its creeping privatisation since day one.

  3. rainbowwarriorlizzie Says:


  4. theprojectsofmichaelpugh Says:

    Reblogged this on The Projects of Michael Pugh.

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