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Dorset Health Campaigners Put Up Spoof Signs

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Published at 7:45am 10th December 2014.

Hundreds of 'NHS Not for Sale' signboards are lining Jessops Avenue in Bridport after local health campaigners continued their push to raise awareness about privatisation.

Residents showed their support for the campaign by agreeing to let the fake 'Cameron and Hunt Estate Agency' boards go up outside their homes yesterday (9th December).

Wessex FM spoke to Bridport County Councillor Ros Kayes as the signs went up - she said she's been surprised by the public's response.

"I wasn't expecting this much support actually! Every other lamp post and garden has got an Estate Board in it. As you drive down you can't miss it."

"It almost looks a bit like a carnival but it's not. It's about a very serious issue."

Local health campaigner Sean Gray said: "There's a real danger that little by little, step by step, the NHS as we know it is being sold off."

"We have to stop this and win back control over our health service and we're very pleased that the people of West Dorset are making their feelings known"

Campaigners are also concerned about the impact of the Transatlantic Trade Agreement (TTIP) on the NHS, because of clauses which they say protect the interests of international conglomerates over and above decisions taken by governments.



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