October 30, 2014 1 Comment
I want a fairer and more equal society, and I see the Labour Party as the best vehicle to achieve this. To quote from Clause IV (as it stands today): “The Labour Party … believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we can alone“. It concludes thus: “ … where we can live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.“
The party of equality and social justice believes in a publicly funded National Health Service, free at the point of need with equal access for all, irrespective of their wealth. This stands in contradistinction to the Tories who are set on a course of privatisation of the NHS. We can probably still boast of having the fairest healthcare in the world, but many of the gains we saw under a Labour government have not been continued today. The NHS is not a picture of robust health with improving outcomes for those who use it.
I want to see better, faster, fairer, treatment – not top-down re-organisation whose primary effect is longer waiting times.
The choice facing the country next May is whether Britain’s NHS goes forward or back. Put simply, the NHS is not safe in Tory hands.; under David Cameron it’s getting harder to see a GP and waiting lists are going up.
UKIP are also intent on dismantling the NHS, and a vote for the Lib Dems would only help David Cameron sneak back in to Number 10. The NHS was created by Labour, and only Labour Governments properly fund it.
Nothing you have is more valuable than your heath. If you value the NHS then vote for it.