Happy 60th Birthday to the NHS. Without this man, Aneurin Bevan, a ‘real’ Labour Party MP and Minister, our National Health Service would not have come into being. He fought the powers of privilege and self interest to bring health care, free at the point of delivery to every man, woman and child in our country. Happily for us all he was the right man, in the right place, at the right time with courage in abundance.
The powers of privilege and self interest are not defeated they are simply more devious and some are within ‘New’ Labour as well as of course the Tory Party. Nye Bevan fought for us to bring us the NHS and it now falls to all of us to fight for it’s continuing survival. We must ensure that no further privatisation takes place and to reverse those that have. Nye had a Socialist vision and showed that it can work. Thank you Nye.