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From: The Socialist issue 884, 13 January 2016: NHS not safe in Tory hands

Search site for keywords: What we saw - Doctors - Housing - NHS - Strike - Council - David Cameron - Britain

What We Saw

New wave quintet Squeeze put the - er - squeeze on David Cameron on the Andrew Marr show on 10 January.

The band changed the lyrics of its November 2015 single 'Cradle to the Grave' to protest against Tory housing policy. With true-blue Cameron turning red just feet away, frontman Glenn Tilbrook sang:

"I grew up in council houses

Part of what made Britain great

There are some here who are hell-bent

On the destruction of the welfare state"

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The right-wing media is trying to smear striking medics as super-rich layabouts. The truth is that, while better paid than many, their strike is about defending the NHS as much as rightly protecting their working conditions. Doctors respond.

Deepan Sivakumar @d33pan

Working 12 days straight - no time for food shopping so treated myself to a meal deal, so decadent #SmearTheDocs

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Junior Doctor, 28, uses THREE bags for life for one week of shopping. Excessive.

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GP reg splashes out on luxury 1,600 exam and spends Sunday revising next to my pants #MoetMedics #SmearTheDocs

Dr Ben White @ProtocoIDriven

Tea-swilling Shock Doc Wears Live Cat Fur for Breakfast #SmearTheDocs

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