How to protest

Good news arrived today for the Big Society NHS, as it looks like preperations for this weekend’s March for the Alternative are coming along very nicely.

First of all ofcourse, any good protest requires a song. Protest songs have a longstanding and powerful role in the history of social change. So we were pretty stoked when this little gem came along:

And if enjoying the quirks of MC NxtGen on http://www.youtube.com (other video sharing websites are available) wasn’t enough, the cheeky chappy has even shared his lyrics with us so we can sing along in salubrious harmony:

Chorus:
Andrew Lansley, greedy,
Andrew Lansley, tosser,
the NHS is not for sale you grey haired manky codger. (x4)

So the budget of the PCTs, he wants to hand to the GP’s,
Oh please. Dumb geeks are gonna buy from any willing provider,
get care from private companies.
They saw the pie and they want a piece;
Got their eyes on the P’s like mice for the cheese.
I talk truth when I ride the beat, you talk shite when you speak,
see money when you close your eyes to
sleep.

So fall back — your face looks like a shrivelled up ball sack.
The stuff that you chat is bull crap, I’m sure Andy Pandy snorts crack.
Health minister, I mean sinister.
You know your public will finish ya,
is your brain really that miniature?
Give yourself an enema.

Made filthy rich by those who represent Walkers Crisps,
Mars and Pizza Hut, proved your a health slut and your always talking shit.
A hundred and thirty four pound an hour every week, that’s quite a lot of quids;
and you came to the conclusion that the food industry should be a little less strict.

Scandal disclosed that you flipped your second home.
You said your claims were within the rules, filled your pockets, took us for jokes;
so how would you cope when broke folk get ill, injured and broke,
but don’t have the dough,
to get their life back on the road, so poor die slow, and the rich take control.

(Chorus x 4)

Lansley’s white paper: “Liberating the NHS”
sets out a plan where we’ll become more like the U.S.
and care will be farmed out to private companies,
who will sell their service to the NHS via the Gps,
who will have more to do with service purchase arrangements
than anything to do with seeing their patients.

He’s been given cash
by John Nash,
chairman of Care UK:
a private healthcare provider,
who, if they have their way,
will be the biggest beneficiaries
of conservative Lib Dem policies
to privatise healthcare and pull apart the welfare state.

These plans have been slagged by patient organisations,
charities and unions,
nursing and medical institutions.
The Royal College of GPs even joined the attack,
looked closely at the proposals
and said they were crap.
Say yes for the NHS, Andrew Lansley can suck on David Cameron’s breast.
His quest is for the rich to pay less, and the poor have to stress, it’ll be one big mess.

The next bit of kit you need is a good placard. Recent protests have brought about some genius creations – so Big Society NHS have invested in a bit of arts and craft to make our very own……….. LANSLEY BANNER!

Fancy one for yourself? Here’s what you need to do:

a) Take one manky old codger

b) Cut him up

 

c) Find a well ventilated room….. and spray

 

Et Voila!

Failing that – come find us at 11am in Middle Temple Gardens this Saturday and we’ll be armed with as much spray and as many placards you can shake a stick at!

Happy protesting 🙂

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  1. Pingback: How to protest | Coalition of Resistance Against Cuts & Privatisation

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