Voices of Keep Our NHS Public; Stroud protest on Saturday 16th June

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by in Featured, Health, News, Politics & Campaigns

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A film with some of the voices from the protest in Stroud. To find out more about the campaign go to: http://keepglosnhspublic.posterous.com/

See also on Stroud Community TV film of highlights of the meeting earlier this year discussing the Judicial Review and threat to our NHS: http://stroudcommunity.tv/keep-glos-nhs-public-20-min-highlights/

Some of the messages of support read out at the protest:

FROM MARK THOMAS – “What an amazing campaign ! Please pass on my admiration and best wishes to all involved, this has been inspirational. Good luck and truly well done. In solidarity Mark”

FROM NYE BEVAN SOCIETY – “The Bevan Society recognises the fine campaign Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public  has run in an effort to prevent the NHS in Gloucestershire passing into the control of those who would put profit before patients. Aneurin  Bevan, the creater of the NHS, recognised from the start of the NHS that “it will only survive as long as there are folks willing to fight for it”. Congratulations on what you have already achieved and best wishes for your future success.” Lawrie Nerva, Hon Secretary, Aneurin Bevan Society.

RACHAEL MASKELL, UNITE NATIONAL OFFICER – “Only when people stand up and fight, do they have any hope of winning. Stroud Against the Cuts, trade unionists, ordinary men and women from across Gloucestershire and beyond have decided to take the hard path and fight to stop the selling off of Gloucestershire PCT. Perseverance and justice show that a real coalition, in touch with the real needs of people, can do what is right and beat the ideology of the right. All those involved in this campaign have led the way and shown what is possible. Unite wants to thank each person involved in this campaign and congratulate you on your successes. Battle are won, but the war for the NHS is just beginning. Keep fighting. In solidarity.”

ALEXEI SAYLE – “Congratulations on your struggle, good to see some rebel spirit amongst
all this Jubilee bollocks.”

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About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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