Defending of the NHS

Ken Loach is at it again, and though his view of 1945 may be a bit rosy, his call for public resistance to NHS changes to me seems totally convincing. All parties have collaborated in the sell-off, the preparation for privatisation. Trade unions and professional bodies haven’t fought as hard as they might, so who is it that can secure an NHS for our grandchildren? “If ever there was a time for there to be a broadly based movement, democratic and principled, that stood for the interests of the people against the demands of business and the politicians who speak for them, that moment is now.”