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Interview with PCT occupiers

Player of Games | 16.03.2012 15:52 | Health | Public sector cuts | Social Struggles | Oxford

Interview with occupiers

At a little after 1pm today (16 March), 20 people occupied the headquarters of the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust to protest against the government's plan to scrap the NHS.

One of the occupiers, Larry Saunders, described the bill as “the most destructive bill in a generation” adding that it is not too late to “keep the battle going”.

Larry said that they had received a “sympathetic reception” from staff at the Primary Care Trust, adding that most GPs in Oxfordshire – the alleged beneficiaries of the bill – had come out in opposition to the bill. There has also been wide ranging support from over anti-cuts and save the NHS campaigns from across the country.

The police and security staff have been less sympathetic, and have been trying to persuade the occupiers to leave. They have refused to do so because their protest is legitimate and non-violent.

There will be a solidarity demonstration with the occupiers at 5pm today at the Primary Care Trust Headquarters:
Jubilee House
5510 john Smith Drive
Oxford Business Park South

The occupation was organised by Oxford Save Our Services, Oxfordshire Anti-cuts Alliance, Oxford Keep Our NHS Public, and the Solidarity Federation.

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19.03.2012 16:34

Sorry for the late posting

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Good on yer

16.03.2012 16:24

Thanks for standing up for our NHS. Somebody has too in the face of Labour and LibDem spinelessness and Tory malice!

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17.03.2012 08:47

Well done! Good luck! (everyone else - more of this please!)

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Correction needed - shoud be Keep Our NHS PUBLIC in main article

20.03.2012 16:39

...and not "keep our NHS PRIVATE"!