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Protest Outside of the Leicester Royal Infirmary Demands an End to the Tories NHS Crisis

Defending the NHS is not a choice, it is a necessity. That was the consensus at the demonstration held earlier today outside the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Defying the chilling wind and icy rain, around 150 people from across Leicestershire gathered together to demand a better future for all — whether that be NHS workers slaving away under intolerable pressure, or patients, who are being left out in the cold because of Tory austerity.

But we did not stand alone, as Leicester’s uplifting rally was just one of many that took place across Britain as part of the “NHS in Crisis: Fix it Now!” day of protest that had been coordinated by Health Campaigns Together.


Outside the Royal Infirmary, speakers from the jubilant Save Glenfield Campaign made it clear that it is only through the collective action of the working-class that we can save the entire NHS.  The need to build on the momentum of the Glenfield victory has never been greater.

During the protest I spoke to a variety of people both young and old from health workers, to carers, from school children to the retired, and all recognised the need for a coordinated fightback against the Tories.


2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of our National Health Service, and the Tories are doing everything in their power to ensure its death. So, let’s make this a year for the Tories and the Blairites to remember, by not only forcing the Tories from power, but also electing working-class Labour representatives who are willing to kick all private profiteers out of the NHS, and fight for democratic socialist future.

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