Thursday, 29 September 2011
No One Voted For The Coalition To Break Up THe NHS
Before the election David Cameron promised "no top down reorganisation of the NHS". However, no sooner had he crawled into government with his Coalition Chums led by Nick Clegg, then they unveiled the biggest top-down reorganisation of the NHS since it was created in 1948.
We've always known that you can't trust the Tories with the NHS - but now it is clear that the Lib Dems are no better, as they bring in to a Competition Regulator and Competition Courts, coalition ministers talk about "huge opportunities for the private sector" and American and German multi-national investors being lined up to buy our hospitals and take home the profits.
If thay have their way, the NHS will just become a badge, a powerful brand logo, as cover for the break-up of our national service, with a greater post code lottery in health care, as waiting lists get longer.
The battle is not over. The NHS was built by the people, is cherished by the people, it belongs to the people.
We heard Cameron's promises at the last election and saw his posters, but the truth is, you can't trust the coalition with the NHS.