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100 - 150 People Picket Lansley @ BBC TV Question Time

posted 12 Nov 2011, 07:01 by Lewisham KONP   [ updated 31 Oct 2012, 03:18 ]

The campaign to stop companies like United Health America taking £80 BILLION of YOUR taxes to privatise YOUR NHS while making a massive profit and creating a US style health service moves on apace.


On Thursday 13th October a picket of Lansley, initiated by Lewisham Keep Our NHS Public (Lewisham KONP) at just 36 hours notice, outside the BBC’s flagship programme Question Time attracted widespread support and attention.


Between 100 & 150 people demonstrated outside of the mobile TV studio at Queen Mary University, East London where Question Time was recorded. Lewisham KONP achieved a news stream on The Guardian’s website which you can view from the link Lansley Picket Outside BBC Question Time. On Question Time itself a Lewisham KONP supporter raised a number of points to the panel which Lansley was on. Important points such as the aforementioned £80 billion pounds of tax payer’s money being handed over to United Health America were broadcast to over 3 million people.


The Lewisham KONP initiated picket outside Question Time attracted positive comments from the Deputy Editor to the Evening Standard (who was also on the panel) and from a member of the studio audience both comments were also included in the programme's broadcast!  A flavour of the protest can be seen from the YouTube by clicking here. You can also see a GP on the Question Time panel roasting Lansley through clicking here.


The protest also generated a lot of messages of support to Lewisham KONP from various individuals from London & as far away as Bristol. In the weeks ahead Lewisham KONP will focus on an intervention for the 30th November mass strike, the latest petition to force the House of Commons to re-debate the Heath and Social Care Bill and hopefully a very special event in February 2012.
Keep your eye on Lewisham KONP for the latest  developments in the battle we cannot lose to save our NHS from privatisation and the creation of a US style health market.