The government’s assault on the NHS has just one purpose: to grant corporations greater access to public funds. To this end, it is prepared to destroy the greatest achievement in universal provision in the history of the United Kingdom, and one of the greatest worldwide. The US system, in which the rich are over-treated while the poor are left to rot, should serve as a grisly warning of where we could end up if these “reforms” go ahead.
We must stop this vandalism through a massive and sustained public mobilisation. As ever, UK Uncut are leading the way, with an inspiring campaign which I dearly hope will wake this country from its slumber.