Last week the BBC’s Newsnight programme broadcast an unchallenged opinion piece by opaquely-funded think-tank the IEA, which routinely promotes ‘reform’ of the NHS that appears to be all about privatisation and ‘americanisation’ of the NHS. NHS campaigners were not given any right of reply, let alone an uncontested slot of several minutes.
The video below, put together by Simon Baker of EL4C and featuring NHS campaigner Deborah Harrington, is what the programme might have shown if we lived in an alternative universe where the BBC was a genuinely impartial and objective broadcaster.
It tells a completely different story of the real reform the NHS needs:
Last week Newsnight broadcast an opinion piece by the IEA, a right wing, free market think tank, calling for NHS "reform".
— EL4C (@EL4JC) July 10, 2018
Since we do not live in an alternative universe in which the BBC is genuinely impartial, it’s up to you to make sure this is seen as widely as it needs to be.
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