This is useful to read as well as important, I feel.
I’ve been following the campaign of the people involved in the 38 Degrees internet campaign group to hold demonstrations and protests in Bristol against the privatisation of the NHS. They’ve sent me this little infographic showing where the parties stand on allowing private companies to bid for NHS contracts, and funding it properly through higher taxes.
Only the Greens and Labour wish to stop private companies bidding for NHS contracts, and fund it properly through higher taxation.
Tellingly, UKIP wish to allow private companies into the NHS, while the Lib Dems say they’re neutral on it.
The Tories claim they’re against, but frankly, I don’t believe a word of it. They’ve been privatising the NHS by stealth ever since they took power in 2010. Jeremy Hunt, one of the ministers or secretaries in charge, even said he stood in favour of its privatisation, while another Tory minister let the cat…
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