#Labour Leader Jeremy #Corbyn will be among those who will address the crowds at the #OurNHS70 national demonstration and celebration this Saturday #Derbyuk Coaches leaving Derby Bus Station at 8am PROMPT Saturday 30th June. Tickets £10 waged, £5 low waged, Free unwaged and claimants. Book with firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07889 274723 as quick as you can. #NHS #Labour #Derbyshire
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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn will be among those who will address the
crowds at the #OurNHS70 national demonstration and celebration this
Other speakers will include actors Julie Hesmondhalgh & Sally Lindsay, music from the ska legend Rhoda Dakar who sang on a number of Specials hits, plus unions, health workers, and campaign representatives from across the country.
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader said ahead of the demonstration:
“This Saturday in London, I will be joining The People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Health Campaigns Together, doctors, nurses, unions and tens of thousands of others at Our NHS at 70 march.
It is almost 70 years since the NHS was founded by a Labour government and it’s still our proudest achievement. It was the first comprehensive health service in the world built on the principle that healthcare should be available to all on the basis of need, not ability to pay .
What the Conservatives have done to our NHS, first under David Cameron, and then Theresa May, is appalling. Deliberate underfunding of services, and squeezing the pay of our brilliant doctors, nurses and health staff, has pushed our NHS to the brink. Every day there are shocking stories of unacceptable waiting times, ambulance delays and patients left on trolleys in corridors. And they’ve spent years selling off and contracting out our NHS bit by bit, leaving the NHS to be sued by private companies, like Virgin. Labour will end privatisation because our NHS should be about healthcare for all, not profits for a few.
Last week, the government finally announced some more money for our health service. But you know what? It’s simply not enough. Not enough to make up for the last eight years of slashed budgets and worsening standards, falling morale and loss of staff. In fact, it would barely keep the NHS at a standstill.
A Labour government would give the NHS the money it needs. It would be able to do so because we’re not afraid to ask big business and the richest to pay their fair share of tax.
I hope you’ll join us on Saturday to stand up for our health service and its incredible staff who have carried our NHS on their shoulders these last eight years, while the Government brought it to its knees.”
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The People’s Assembly Against Austerity
The march will assemble at 12pm, Saturday 30 June at Portland Place, London W1A 1AA followed by a procession route to Whitehall. More details here
Participants are invited to bring colourful placards or banners and to dress in bright colours or costumes associated with any of the decades the NHS has been in operation. Sound systems will play music from each decade since the NHS was founded throughout the march route.