"Mr Cameron, Keep your mitts off my NHS." - A Story Of Life Without The NHS
Labour List: 25 September, 2014
If you were at Labour Party Conference in Manchester this week, you probably already know about this speech – even if you didn’t see it. 91 year old Harry Smith disarmed delegates with his touching, personal and erudite defence of the NHS, and earned him two standing ovations in the process.
Painting a picture of life before the welfare state, and the tragedies he encountered, he sent a stark warning to the room:
We must never ever let the NHS free from our grasp, because if we do your future will be my past.
Smith’s speech quickly became a “Were you there?” moment of this year’s Conference. Don’t be left out, watch it HERE – and check out the full text of the speech.