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Webinar - Why privatisation has failed and the need for public ownership - with Ellen Lees


Our NHS and social care system were never ready to handle a global pandemic. Austerity and underfunding are part of the story. But privatisation is the other piece of the puzzle. Even before we were hit by coronavirus, the NHS was on its knees. Annual winter crises in the health service shouldn't be normal. People paying for healthcare shouldn't be normal. Old and vulnerable people not getting the crucial care they need shouldn't be normal. The reality is that decades of privatisation has caused untold damage to our vital public services. Coronavirus hasn't caused these problems, it's just shone a light on them. It's exposed the cracks running right through this failing system.

Join us on 7 May at 8.05pm to hear from Ellen Lees, Campaigns Officer at the fast growing anti-privatisation campaigning organisation, We Own It. She'll be explaining how the logic of privatisation has failed us in this crisis, and why we need public ownership to make sure we're ready for the next one.

Sign up now! --- Ellen Lees is Campaigns Officer at We Own It, and also a Young Green activist and City Council Candidate in Oxford. She tweets as @ellen_lees.

Hosted by the Young Greens of England and Wales

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 19 to Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 20

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