Labour’s new video about our NHS, which was shown on ITV, BBC and online this evening, is an incredibly powerful account by health professionals of the NHS and what it’s suffering under the Tories.
One woman, who nursed in the very first hospital to open under the NHS in 1948, spoke poignantly of her parents having to pay the doctor to treat her ear infection before coming to the key point that the Tories always want us to forget:
It’s not a business. We built it up with our tax so our children and our grandchildren would have free healthcare.
The NHS is ours – and for years the Tories have been giving it to private companies to run – almost 11% is currently in private hands and that’s increasing every year.
The Tories are underfunding – and de-resourcing – the NHS, pushing it into crisis. According to the BBC today, the Tories have only increased NHS funding by 1% a year while the population and with it our ability to fund the NHS, grows by more than 1% a year, while 33,000 nurses – 10% of the total – are leaving the NHS every year.
Since we, the people of the UK, built the NHS, it’s not theirs to give away, underfund or de-resource – but Theresa May recently refused to say that the latest reorganisation will not lead to a US-style insurance-based system.
They want to make us pay to access what we built.
But Labour commits again in this video to reverse NHS privatisation.
Everyone needs to know what’s being done under their noses, so share this video.
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