Why I joined: “I joined the Socialist Party to campaign to save the NHS”
We are pleased to publish this short article by Walter, a new member of the Socialist Party in Coventry. The piece originated from the current issue of The Socialist, the weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party. We encourage people to consider joining our organisation – fill in the form at the end of the article and we will get in touch!
I was first attracted to the Socialist Party by the ongoing campaign to save the NHS. In my opinion the Socialist Party is the only party currently mounting an ongoing campaign to prevent the NHS from being privatised.
The idea of NHS privatisation is not a far-removed idea, but one that is gradually becoming a reality. I recently had to visit a Coventry walk-in centre, due to the fact that I was unable to secure an appointment at my local GP practice.
While completing the necessary paperwork at the walk-in centre, in very small print, obscurely at the bottom of the form, it became apparent the facility was being managed by a private provider.
I am passionate about the NHS and do not want to see it privatised. I want to make a difference and my route to this is with the Socialist Party.
We all have a choice between watching and doing, between moaning and complaining or doing something about it. My doing something about it has been to join the Socialist Party.
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