93-year-old Barrie Clarke’s eyewitness account shows Tory opposition to the NHS goes back to before its birth
A World War II veteran of almost 93 years of age has spoken of his personal experience of the creation of the NHS – and of watching Tory MPs try to block it.
Nottinghamshire man Barrie Clarke’s eyewitness testimony shows that the Conservatives tried to prevent the birth of the NHS – and will remind viewers of the late, great Harry Leslie Smith, whose description of the horrors of working-class life before free healthcare made him a hero of the NHS:
Barrie’s words also remind us that you can never trust a Tory with the NHS. The Conservatives wanted it never to exist – and they are using every trick and subterfuge to hide its destruction until it’s too late.
Mr Clarke is another hero of the Labour movement – and a vital reminder to those who grew up with the NHS that it must not, cannot, be taken for granted.
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