Just before I start my presentation of Youssef's account, I'll tell you about some of the highlights of the national NHS Day of Action, called by Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party, last Saturday - November 26- down here in the SW tip of Cornwall. Three towns in the St Ives constituency had street stalls - Helston, Penzance, and St Ives - with between 6-10 Party activists in
each town collecting signatures to a petition and letter protesting about national policy and local cuts. Around 1000 signatures collected in an hour and a half. Overwhelming support. Virtually no hostility anywhere. And then - in Penzance - the gathering of Momentum members (those on the Left who are determined to see Jeremy Corbyn remain as leader of the Labour Party and believe in his values and share his vision of 21st century socialism as a fairer and more decent way for our society).
|Momentum gathering - Saturday 26 November 2016
We assembled and we marched through the town to the West Cornwall hospital and back. There was much support. Copies of the Momentum leaflet (see above) that I had put together were distributed.
|Momentum March - Penzance - Saturday 26 November 2016
And now Youssef's revelations. Let's set out on a journey to discover how we have been the victims of a daylight robbery. How we are losing our NHS through a deliberate Tory policy of cunning and concealment of motive.
What are these 10 Easy Steps? Here are the first five (the final five will appear in the next blog):
- 1) CREATE AN INTERNAL MARKET
- 3) FACILITATE THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER
- 4) INSTALL A REVOLVING DOOR
- 5) ORGANISE A GREAT BIG SELL OFF