Unison protest to say NHS 'is blessing for all'

Unison will today send a message to America supporting the NHS in the wake of its criticism from right-wing US politicians.

The union will join a protest organised by Bruce Kent, former chairman of both the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and charity War on Want, at 5.30pm in Grosvenor Square, central London, in front of the Roosevelt Statue.

It will centre on a banner which will read: ‘Go for it America, our National Health Service is a blessing for us all.'

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: ‘The strength of feeling coming from the British public against the myths and lies peddled in America, proves just how much we value our National Health Service. 100% of UK citizens are covered by the NHS - regardless of their wealth and income. No one here needs to check their bank account before they visit the doctor.'


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