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Save the Human Rights Act

Sign the Save The Human Rights Act petition

Every single one of us is protected by the Human Rights Act. It helps us hold authorities to account when things go wrong.

After 27 years of fighting for justice, the Hillsborough families used the Human Rights Act to uncover the truth about how their loved ones died.

When 96 people lost their lives in a crush at Hillsborough football ground in 1989, the fans were blamed. The Human Rights Act enabled the families of those who died to tell their loved ones’ stories and to reveal the truth: that mistakes made by the police and others led to their deaths.

When Celia Peachey’s mum Maria was murdered by her violent ex-partner, Celia used the Human Rights Act to hold the police account for their failings. But now the act is under threat – help us save it. Read more here.

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Bullying of disabled people has got worse – because it’s government-sanctioned

People feel they have permission to abuse us, because austerity has rendered us second-class citizens, excluded from society. This has to be addressed.

Exposing the chronic levels of abuse disabled people experience – and the second-class status that contributes to this – has to be a start in addressing it.

Read the full article by Penny Pepper here.





When will public anger over the NHS reach a political tipping point?

As everyone firefights, hand to mouth, all the preventative services are being cut that might help keep patients from needing a crisis bed. The government has lines to take but no answers, and some of those “lines” are fictions. No, the NHS has not had £10bn, as Theresa May keeps claiming: it’s more like £4.5bn over four years, says the Kings Fund. One of Labour’s NHS triumphs was to cut waiting times for operations from 18 months to 18 weeks – but now that totemic 18-week limit has been abandoned.

Thatcher, Major and Blair all bent in the face of NHS crisis – yet through lack of opposition, May and Hammond remain iron-clad adamant: no more money.

Read the full article by Polly Toynbee here.





National Health Service National Health Service Demo


THANK YOU to the 250,000 plus, who joined the #OurNHS Demo.

Follow & retweet @nhs_demo for up to date plans for what's next!

On the backdrop of continued cuts and closures, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS.

Continued pay restraint has meant the value of NHS staff salaries has fallen by 14% since 2010. There are now 25,000 nursing and 3,500 midwifery vacancies in NHS England alone.

Theresa May’s demands for yet more austerity in the NHS represent a real risk to the safety of patients and the service. The Government's latest plans for Sustainability and Transformation Plans are in reality just a smokescreen for further cuts and its latest instrument of privatisation.

The NHS is the single greatest achievement of working class people in Britain. We cannot allow it to be undermined and ultimately destroyed. We must march together, sending a clear message to the government; “the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”

No Cuts, Closures & Privatisation

End Pay Restraint for NHS Staff!

For A Fully Funded, Publicly Owned National Health & Social Care.

Our National Health Service is at breaking point.


Twitter: #OurNHS