Mourning for Our NHS
The NHS is a beacon of achievement brought in by Aneurin Bevan in 1948, and the nation is rightly proud of it. Both recent Conservative and Labour governments have been complicit with efforts to move aspects of our NHS into private hands. In 2002, Blair himself had toyed with the idea of user charges or ‘co-payments’ for public services. (1)
While it has been Labour’s greatest achievement, the introduction of Private Finance Initiatives (PFI’s) by New Labour has been Labour’s greatest betrayal. The politics of recent general elections have often have focused on the issue of ” wasteful” public expenditure , and claims of inefficiency, yet resources have been wasted on marketisation. There is now considerable evidence countering the principle of “public bad, private good” .
Jeremy Corbyn has never supported the plans to bring the private sector into the NHS.
He said at his recent…
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