Crawling From Camberwell Green To Downing St In Protest At Privatisation Of NHS
In an extraordinary art performance artist Mark McGowan is to crawl along the road on his hands and knees pushing a toy pig with his nose the 4.1 miles from Kings College Hospital in Camberwell Green to number 10 Downing Street, to protest against this governments privatisation of the NHS.
Kings is where he is receiving treatment for recently diagnosed Bowel Cancer. McGowan says,
"Without a mandate, having concealed their health policy, this Government is giving away NHS contracts to the highest bidder. The tendering of NHS services to private companies is a despicable act. Under the cloak of austerity the primary purpose of this government is to move public money into private pockets, as fast as humanly possible, they are like pigs at the trough of public money.”
Commenting upon the media’s lack of reporting of the True nature of what is happening to our NHS, he continued:
“The people of Britain are asleep and seem oblivious they have been manipulated to what actually has happened, the under reporting and anti NHS agenda, particularly attacks on nurses, propaganda by the likes of the BBC SKY Telegraph Daily Mail Express is shocking and shows the truth about a "free press", a tool for those in power.”
Mark then detailed what has happened to the NHS so far and the likely outcome:
“The sell off of the NHS has already begun with the likes of Virgin Healthcare and Richard Branson taking over child healthcare in Devon, to profit from sick children shows the full calibre of the man. Countless private healthcare companies and their lords ladies and MP directors/advisors rubbing their hands because they know our health service is a Goldmine for their greedy souls.
A staggering 206 parliamentarians have recent or present financial private healthcare connections, amazingly all of them were allowed to vote on the Health and Social Care Act, this is not a democracy!”
In a blunt and final statement, Mark alerts the public to his support performance for the NHS, as part of an upcoming solo exhibition at the Trade Gallery in Nottingham:
“On the 24th of April there is a debate and vote on section 75, the final nail in the coffin. I will be starting my crawl and pushing the pig with my nose along the road on the 24th at 8am from outside Kings College Hospital. P.S. I apologise for my reference to pigs they are beautiful creatures!”
Watch Mark's video made from his hospital were he is getting treatment for bowel cancer here
See his journey begin and listen to his letter to David Cameron here
Source: Mark McGowan ‘s Blog / Unionsafety