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SUFFRAGETTE star Anne-Marie Duff will join activists today to deliver a petition calling on the Tory government to protect the NHS from the “dangerous” free trade agreement TTIP.
Actor Ms Duff said that the NHS “makes us equals” because it “saves our lives and brings our children into the world regardless of who we are.”
She said that “the TTIP trade deal puts that at risk because it could make privatisation irreversible.” She warned that “we can’t afford to take risks with the NHS” and called for the government to “think again and protect the NHS from TTIP.”
The actor will join doctors and activists from the People’s NHS, Save our Surgeries and Keep the NHS Public to deliver the 100,000-strong petition to David Cameron at Number 10.
Keep our NHS Public co-chair John Lipetz warned that the TTIP trade deal “threatens our health service with irreversible privatisation.”
Mr Lipetz said “the Conservative government does not have a mandate to allow the sell-off of the NHS to become permanent.”
TTIP is being negotiated between the European Union and United States by corporate lawyers behind closed doors.
Activists said that it threatened to make the on-going privatisation of the NHS irreversible because it could allow US multinationals, or any firm with US investors, the power to sue the government if it ever attempted to take privatised health services back into public ownership.
The protest starts at 11am outside 10 Downing Street today.
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