To coincide with the 38 Degrees National Day of Action to Save Our NHS, the DropTTIP banner campaign was in Bristol today (Saturday 25th April 2015) to raise awareness of the potential impact that TTIP could have on our National Health Service.
A revamped #noTTIP banner provided a great back drop for the presentation of the 38 Degrees, ‘Save Our NHS’ petitions to local parliamentary candidates in front of the Bristol Cathedral.
We then went on to display our banner in front of the Bristol Council House. A busy pedestrian street was next on the list where we handed out pampletts and spoke to a receptive public some of whom were lucky enough to get the NoTTIP Times.
A big and warm thank you to the Bristol team, who were composed of autonomous activists as well as representatives of 38 Degrees, Greenpeace and Global Justice Now. A special thanks to Sangeeta for helping co-ordinate the day.
This was our fourth DropTTIP Banner action. We intend to drop the banner in all 12 European Parliamentary constituencies in the UK. Four down, eight to go! Please contact us (via this website) to organize an event near you.
Here is a video clip of the short banter I had with Stephen Willams Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West about the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the effect that TTIP might have on the NHS.
Stay tuned for responses to Stephen Williams’ opinions.
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