Keep Our NHS Public and We Own It launched their week of action for the NHS today in Parliament Square, as we showed that the NHS is in fact on the table for a Trump trade deal.
Activists and NHS workers gathered in Westminster from midday to show that we're not fooled by the Conservative's promise that the NHS is 'not for sale'.
Campaigns Officer for We Own It, Ellen Lees said:
“The NHS is the most important issue for voters in this election campaign. And the public don’t want to see it sold off as part of a trade deal with Donald Trump. The only we can prevent that is to end privatisation and ensure that the NHS is a fully public institution. Otherwise, the NHS will be automatically on the table in any trade deal with the US.
“It’s absolutely vital that Boris Johnson joins other leading politicians - including Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Saville-Roberts and Caroline Lucas - in pledging to take our NHS off the table once and for all by ending privatisation.”
We heard from inspiring activists including Hosnieh Djafari Marbini, an NHS Doctor and Oxford City Councillor; Gay Lee, from Keep Our NHS Public; Sonia Adesara, who started the incredible change.org petition which now has nearly 1 million signatures, and Heidi Chow from Global Justice Now.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TURNED OUT! IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED, YOU CAN:
- Ask your candidates to sign up to our pledge to protect the NHS
- Be part of our national week of action
- Join KONP and their NHS Roadshow
- Sign the change.org petition to keep our NHS off the table
- Take action with Global Justice Now: Ask the government to publish the full unredacted trade negotiation documents