38 Degrees Video against the Privatisation of the NHS

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The political petitioning group, 38 Degrees, are running a campaign to prioritise the NHS as one of the very most important issues in the coming election. They posted this video to their members about the NHS and the magnificent work it does, asking them to watch and then share on the social media.

I’m not on Facebook, Twitter or any of the others. I only have this blog, and so I’m posting it here. The video’s extremely brief – just under two minutes. It does, however, contain snippets of interview from people, who have been treated by the Health Service for cancer, liver failure and infertility.

It states that these are all threatened by privatisation, and asks people to use their vote to defend the Health Service. Here it is:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/content/nhs-video

The message doesn’t name or mention specific parties, but it’s clear enough.
The biggest threat to the NHS comes from the Tories and their Lib Dem enablers.

As this, and so many other left-wing blogs, like Johnny Void, Vox Political, Pride’s Purge, and Another Angry Void have pointed out, over and over again, the Tories are privatising the health service piecemeal. There are 92 Tory and Lib Dem MPs who either own, or have senior management positions with private healthcare firms seeking to profit from the NHS’ privatisation. The Tories’ Health Secretaries, Jeremy Hunt and Andrew Lansley, have stated that they want the NHS privatised. One of the two even spoke about it at an event sponsored by one of the private healthcare firms at a Tory party conference.

As for the Lib Dems, it is not remotely surprising that they also want to privatise the NHS. It’s in the Orange Book, the Lib Dem ideological guide advocating neo-Liberalism now guiding their policies under Nick Clegg.

Ed Miliband, by contrast, has said that he will protect the NHS from privatisation, and will undo the Tories’ disastrous legislation privatising the NHS.

If you genuinely don’t want to see the NHS privatised, and the sick and disabled suffer and die as they do in America, when they can’t afford medical insurance, then don’t vote Tory or Lib Dem.

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2 Responses to “38 Degrees Video against the Privatisation of the NHS”

  1. patricknelson750 Says:

    Reblogged this on patricknelson750 and commented:
    Don’t let the Rich ******** in the Tory Government destroy the thing that puts the great in Great Britain more than anything else does.

  2. Chris Says:

    CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP OF A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT CANNOT WIN

    I have a petition on 38 Degrees, an excellent petition website.
    The state pension is NIL to many men and women like me, with little or no other pension provision as basic waged in life.
    See why, at end of my petition, in my WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT section, at:
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

    TORIES HAVE ALREADY WON
    LABOUR HAS ALREADY LOST

    But campaigning and petitioning cannot win against the rules of UK parliament, that require the sitting government to remain in power in the event of the coming severe hung parliament, in a caretaker government.

    Neither Tory nor Labour will get the 326 MP minimum threshold requirement.

    VOTE NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION party

    You might say it is a micro party, with only 13 MP candidates.

    But Labour looked on troubled, in candidates with Dr in front of their name.

    Could the Tories really go up against such senior medical people. I think not.

    And the Lib Dems are just Tories, inside an ancient form of marriage where women had no voice.

    Here we go, for some examples:

    VOTE OUT PRIME MINISTER CAMERON

    Witney voting area

    Tories won with 33,973 votes

    20,997 did not vote

    7,511 votes Labour – maybe useful to put towards NHA in 2015

    11,233 votes wasted on Lib Dems

    VOTE WITNEY:
    National Health Action

    Clive Peedell

    Consultant cancer specialist, founder and co-leader of NHA Party, on BMA council, chair of NHS Consultants’ Association

    VOTE OUT TORY HEALTH MINISTER JEREMY HUNT
    Voting area SOUTH WEST SURREY

    33,605 votes Tory win

    19,242 did not vote in 2010

    3,419 votes Labour in 2010
    maybe better going to NHA to fight for the NHS

    17,287 votes wasted on Lib Dem in 2010

    VOTE
    SOUTH WEST SURREY

    National Health Action

    Louise Irvine

    Lewisham GP,
    chair of Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign, founder member of NHA Party, BMA council member.

    Endorsed by Brian May – band Queen

    WHO ARE THE NHA PARTY?
    NHA is a party made up of Doctors, Medical Senior Consultants, Nurses and Paramedics ambulance crew.

    NHA against TTiP that would waste funds from patient care from NHS privatisation, as these fat cat private firms in other nations have successfully sued when a new government has reversed social mediciine privatisation.

    SNP offers to abolish the House of Lords, so maybe offset any funding lost to TTiP trade treaty?

    STAFFORD, famous for being famous

    STAFFORD – STAFFORDSHIRE – ENGLAND
    NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION party

    Karen Howell
    Former nurse,
    health visitor,
    charity worker for the elderly,
    founder of Support Stafford Hospital campaign

    22,047 Tory win in 2010

    20,428 did not vote in 2010

    16,587 votes Labour
    better used to bring in the NHA
    against the sitting Tory caretaker government
    coming because of the rules of UK parliament
    in a severe hung parliament

    Lib Dems not running in Stafford this 2015 election,
    so maybe their 8,211 in vote in 2010 could go NHA

    LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS – STAFFORD AND STONE
    STAFFORDSHIRE

    The save Stafford Hospital campaign group has turned into a political party so it can run in the local council election on the same day.

    SUPPORT STAFFORD GROUP
    Stafford Borough Council
    (you can see if within Stafford Borough Council voting area –
    printed on your wheelie bin – includes the town of Stone)

    More links on my Vote NHA page at:

    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

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