Birmingham Against The Cuts

Tomorrow, Saturday 24th March, at 10:45am, there will be a protest outside the constituency office of Yardley MP John Hemming. The protest will oppose the coalition government’s plans to privatise the NHS contained in the Health and Social Care Bill, which was passed this week.

The government’s plans will open the door to a private healthcare system like the one used in the USA. 49% of hospital beds will be handed over to the private sector and campaigners anticipate the introduction of charges and the deterioration of services over time.

There has been massive opposition to the plans from health workers, patients and trade unions. 70,000 people watched the trade union rally opposing the Bill last week, and thousands more have signed petitions to save the NHS.

Local activist Ben Rubery said: ‘Working class people will not sit back and watch as our NHS is carved up and handed over…

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One foot in Sanity, the other in the adjoining parish, usually in the vicinity of the boundary between the two but sometimes straying into the main square of either and very occasionally taking occupation of the Town Hall...

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