I received [an] email from Merril Hammer, the chair of the West London Save Our Hospital campaign, states the author of Guy Debord’s Cat.
There is an A&E crisis that has been created by the socially dangerous policies of the current Tory-led coalition government, which is hell-bent on destroying the NHS.
There is a familiar pattern to this: in the 1980s and 1990s, nationalized industries were run into the ground through a combination of chronic under-investment and incompetent management.
British Rail, for example, was treated appallingly by the Thatcher government. The Tories, through their denial of investment to BR claimed that the private sector could run the railways more efficiently.
Nothing could be further from the truth. [More than] 20 years later … we have the highest fares anywhere in Europe and possibly the world. Trains are over-crowded and the Train Operating Companies cream off the profits, while accepting state largesse.
The same is happening to the National Health Service. I urge you to sign the petition [at] https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/moratorium-on-a-e-closures-and-hospital-reorganisations
To read the emailed letter itself, visit Guy Debord’s Cat.
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