ANNE MARIE DUFF JOINS HULL SAVE OUR NHS ACTIVISTS AT NUMBER TEN.
DEMANDS MADE BY DOCTORS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS THAT GOVERNMENT TAKES THE NHS OUT OF CONTROVERSIAL TRADE DEAL.
On Monday (30 November) Anne-Marie Duff, star of the acclaimed 2015 film ‘Suffragette’, will join a coalition of health campaigners to deliver a giant petition with over 100,000 thousand signatures calling on David Cameron to protect the NHS from the EU-US trade deal called TTIP.
Award winning actor Anne-Marie Duff, together with doctors dressed in scrubs and activists from Save Our NHS Hull, the People’s NHS, Save our Surgeries and Keep our NHS Public will deliver the petition signed by people from across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to 10 Downing Street.
The ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ trade deal is being negotiated behind closed doors, between EU bureaucrats and delegates from the United States. It is the largest bilateral trade deal ever negotiated and threatens to make the on-going privatisation of the NHS irreversible. TTIP could grant American multinationals, or any firm with American investors, the power to sue the government if it ever attempted to take privatised health services back into public ownership.
Theresa Vaughan is the Secretary of Save Our NHS Hull. She said, “ 10,000 Hull people have signed our petition calling on David Cameron to protect the NHS from the dangerous TTIP trade deal which threatens our health service with irreversible privatisation. 100,000 and counting have signed nationally. This is a mass campaign driven by the public
“We are joining this demo at Number 10 because the government is exposing our NHS to huge risks, and communities across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales expect the Prime Minister to act. The Conservative government does not have a mandate to allow the sell-off of the NHS to become permanent,” concluded Mrs. Vaughan