The Farm will be performing at the Save Our NHS rally in Manchester on Sunday 29th September
Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, explains why the band are supporting the Save Our NHS rally on Sunday and looks at the link between music and politics.
We’re proud to be involved in the TUC rally because we’re concerned about the destructive policies this Tory-led government is pursuing. Their policies are targeting the most vulnerable and needy in society and they must be stopped. Even the free market zealot Margaret Thatcher decided not to try and attempt to privatise the NHS as it was a ‘bridge too far’ but this current government is pursuing policies which will effectively privatise large sections of our NHS, which used to be the envy of the world.
Our lead guitarist Keith Mullin says when people ask ‘why are you doing this’ he immediately thinks ‘why AREN’T you doing this’. Our current government doesn’t care about people it only cares about its friends in corporate business, about profits and bonuses. The Tories have no right to sell off ‘our NHS’ as it belongs to the people.
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