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A talk by Harry Leslie Smith
Sat 4 February 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
A Message from PEOPLES RED LINE NHS : Unfortunately, Harry Leslie Smith has had to postpone his visit to Northern Devon due to a post operative infection that has left him unable to travel. We are planning to go ahead with the lunch and an alternative talk with a message from Harry via internet link. We will of course either give a full refund or a complementary ticket for when Harry does come down in the new year.
Obviously, while we are deeply disappointed that Harry is not well enough to make the journey down to Northern Devon at this time and our thoughts remain with him, wishing him a speedy and full recovery from his infection. I offer my apology for any inconvenience that this very late notice, however, Harry had remained very optimistic of being well enough to come down only deciding this evening that his health was not able to sustain the journey.
This situation, as unfortunate as it is, does underline the importance of our fight to defend the NHS. I hope that you will still join us for a discussion on the situation in Devon's NHS and help us raise funds for the future.
Many thanks for your understanding and help in this situation
The veteran campaigner Harry Leslie Smith will be talking on the importance of defending the NHS from the privatisation, cuts and marketisation that the Conservative government are trying to force through. After Harry's speach we will have a question and answer session on the situation in Devon, from the cuts, closures to the privatisations being brought in via the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
The event aims to raise funds for the Peoples Red Line NHS campaign group fighting against the closures and cuts to Devon's NHS.
PEOPLES' RED LINE NHS campaigns for
The government to implement 3 simple reforms
Fix NHS funding as a proportion of GDP, equal to the average for developed nations
Remove Parasitic Privatisations
End the internal market that has more than doubled management costs in the NHS
The Peoples Red Line NHS is a coalition of organisations including Unite Community Devon, Momentum Westcountry Atlantic Coast and Torridge and West Devon Labour Party. We believe that it is only possible to secure a long term future for the NHS as a state funded, state provided and democratically accountable healthcare service if a Labour Party, led by a socialist leader, is elected to government.
Please note this is NOT a Save Our Hospital Service event as we believe the only solution is a political solution.