Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Virgin health care protest

National protests are breaking out over Virgin's bid to take over NHS primary care. On Monday the 17th March 40-50 people attended the Oxford protest -activists lobbying both entrances to the Oxford university venue.

A new banner was commisioned for the occasion 'Virgin on theridiculous' featuring Richard Branson - clutching his assets!

Those who attended the Virgin event reported hard cash inducements to take part in the project- one familydoctor commented that it was a full 20 minutes before the word'patients' was mentioned.

The demonstration was backed by health unions, the Trades UnionCouncil, and greetings came from pensioners, NHS activists and postworkers.

For pictures see http://www.keepournhspublic.org.uk/