Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Lewisham Labour party " Save our Hospital" Helen Mercer Deptford Parlimentary candidate & Labour porkie
A recent Labour Party newsletter circulating in the Lewisham Deptford constituency alleges that Vicky Foxcroft, their prospective parliamentary candidate, was ‘instrumental’ in the hospital campaign. As a founder member of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign, and as a proposer and central organiser of the two major demonstrations, I would like to ask Vicky to substantiate that claim.
The newsletter of course fails to mention that the Labour governments from 1997 to 2010 played a notorious role in opening up our NHS to privatisation. Lewisham hospital was threatened because of the unpayable debts of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital incurred under their Private Finance contract, a system of robbing the public sector promoted by Gordon Brown – the Labour Chancellor. It is also a system which has been promoted by the local Labour Council which has used Private Finance Initiatives across schools, leisure facilities, housing and most recently street lighting. To pose as a saviour of Lewisham hospital when her party laid down the conditions its destruction at the hands of financiers is an act of gross hypocrisy.
Lewisham People Before Profit Parliamentary candidate for Deptford Lewisham