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The Dirty War on the NHS

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Producer(s):
John Pilger

Director(s):
John Pilger

Executive Producer(s):
Christopher Hird

Production Year
2020

Type
Feature

Genre
Documentary

Stage
Post-Production

Website:
thedirtywaronnhs.com

The NHS, the last bastion of a truly people’s institution without which so many of us would stumble and fall and perhaps not survive. The film is certainly a tribute to the NHS; but, above all, it’s a warning.  Under our noses, often secretly and deceptively, our National Health Service is being undermined and sold off: piece by precious piece to the likes of Richard Branson and the giant American health insurance companies that are at the root of the misery that is American healthcare. The privatisation of the NHS has been mostly insidious – by “stealth”, as one of Mrs. Thatcher’s cohorts once advised. But since 2010, the “reforms” have speeded up. It’s got to the point that if we don’t act now, we’ll wake up one day to an unrecognizable health service that is no longer ours.

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