Through the lens of Lou Smith.

Where’s Daddy’s Pig? Push a pig to Parliament.

“Today, in an extraordinary art performance artist Mark McGowan crawled along the road on his hands and knees pushing a toy pig with his nose the 4.1 miles from Kings College Hospital in Camberwell Green to number 10 Downing Street, to protest against this governments privatisation of the NHS.”

Performance art protest against section 75, privatisation of NHS. Mark McGovern, himself recently diagnosed with cancer puts in a huge effort to draw attention to the plight of the NHS, which is, as we speak being carved up and put out to tender, so that shareholders and MPs with a stake in private healthcare can profit from ‘caring’ for the vulnerable, sick and elderly. If we were each able to devote a hundredth of his commitment and passion for the NHS, we could still save it for the good of us all instead of the benefit of a few.The Bill has been passed. with barely a mention by the mainstream news organs, and hurried through under the convenient cloak of Austerity Measures whilst we are all striving so hard to keep afloat, that we are too ‘busy’ to do anything about it. We do need to wake up to the fact that it is happening and it is not in our interest. We have to act. When it’s gone, it’s gone.

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