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Offline Fred21

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Save the NHS
« on: February 14, 2012, 03:31:29 PM »
Tens of thousands of 38 Degrees members have voted on what we do next to save the NHS. The votes have been counted. Here's our top priority: force MPs to hold a fresh debate on whether to scrap Andrew Lansley's dangerous plans for our health service. [1]

   There's a petition on the government website calling for Lansley's NHS plans to be dropped. It's got 60,000 names on it. The government has said that when a petition reaches 100,000 names it can trigger a proper debate in Parliament. [2] So let's get signing!

Add your name to the government e-petition here:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22670

   If 38 Degrees members pile in now, we can easily raise this petition past 100,000 signatures. The more names on it, the more pressure on the government and MPs to rein in Andrew Lansley's plans.

   The government said they launched their own petition website to give voters more say. [3] So let's hold them to that. Just this week fresh opinion polls have shown that most voters don't support Lansley's plans. [4] Let's try to use their petition website to force MPs to listen to our message that the NHS plans are a dangerous mess and need to be stopped.

   Add your name to the government e-petition here:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22670

   38 Degrees members know that the future of the NHS matters. Itís about each one of us knowing that we can get the treatment we need when we need it, without having to worry about paying. It's about knowing that our loved ones will be able to rely on the same thing in years to come. Itís a national treasure, not a political football. So let's keep fighting for it!

   Take two minutes to sign the government e-petition:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/22670


   Thanks for being involved,

   Johnny, Becky, Hannah, Marie, David, Cian and the 38 Degrees team


   PS: Over 50,000 38 Degrees members have now signed up to switch our gas and electricity companies as a group. That puts us in a strong bargaining position to demand a cheaper price. It's not too late to join in and help drive down bills for everyone. You can sign up here: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/the-big-switch

   NOTES
   [1] You can see the full results here: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/nhs-poll-result
   [2] More details here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/how-it-works
   [3] See here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14326218
   [4] The poll is in the Sunday Times so is behind a paywall. Most of the results are here: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2012/02/cameron-vows-to-press-on-with-nhs-bill-although-only-18-of-public-support-it.html
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Re: Save the NHS
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 04:33:03 PM »
I cynically thought that the Tories selling the NHS to the Germans was a done deal. I have, however, signed the petition.

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Re: Save the NHS
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 04:42:40 PM »
I did not buy anything!  :P
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