British Conservatives Voice Support for NHS

August 17, 2009 at 9:52 am | Posted in Barack Obama, health care | 2 Comments
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From TPM:

The American right wing’s attack on the British National Health Service is now getting a strong rebuke — from the British right wing, who are joining in on the Twitter campaign of Britons proud of the NHS.

Among the many British politicians, journalists and Twitter users chipping in to debunk the attacks on the NHS is now Conservative Party Leader David Cameron, who is heavily favored to win the next election and become Prime Minister. He’s now blogged in support of the pro-NHS Twitter campaign:

People still care about the issues they care about, and thanks to the internet they can voice their concerns whenever they want. Just look at all the support which the NHS has received on Twitter over the last couple of days. It is a reminder – if one were needed – of how proud we in Britain are of the NHS.

Millions of people are grateful for the care they have received from the NHS – including my own family. One of the wonderful things about living in this country is that the moment you’re injured or fall ill – no matter who you are, where you are from, or how much money you’ve got – you know that the NHS will look after you.

“I support the NHS 100% and the Conservative Party supports the NHS 100%,” he told the BBC. “We are the party that gives the biggest amount of support to the NHS. It is incredibly important to my family. It is incredibly important to this country.”

Cameron’s reassurance that the Tories support their country’s socialized health care comes after one of his party’s members of the European Parliament bashed the NHS and called it a “60 year mistake.” Cameron declared: “He does have some quite eccentric views about some things, and political parties always include some people who don’t toe the party line on one issue or another issue.”

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  1. Here’s a true “(Wo)man ON the street” story:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207151/Woman-gives-birth-pavement-refused-ambulance.html

    That NHS really delivered for her (and infant)…

  2. I’m not too sure that 100% the Party agree with Cameron on the NHS. After all, is Daniel Hannan not a Party member?

    Whilst all Labour members can agree that we should have a healthcare system free at the point of delivery to all individuals regardless of income, insurance, social status, and all other forms of discrimination, I don’t think the same can be said about all Conservative Party members.

    Whilst it is clear that reform is needed, the ethos of the current system must still remain.

    David Cameron: Good leader… shame about other leading members of the party


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