Mick Hall is reluctant to endorse the weekly applause for the NHS.
I feel a little uneasy about this weekly clapping.
It's not that the majority of people clapping aren't genuine, I'm sure they are. But rather than it being a spontaneous outburst of thanks to NHS, care workers and others in the front line, it's turned into an orchestrated campaign with political ring masters at the centre.
That the ringmasters are the very people who over the last ten years cut the NHS to the bone, and today have left NHS and care workers short of PPE are not the type of company I wish to keep. Watching them on TV in Downing Street, Whitehall and outside their homes, clapping the NHS turns my stomach. I cannot help feeling these wretches are attempting to rewrite history, to wipe their slate clean.
Is the slogan 'Clap for the NHS' much different from 'Get Brexit Done'?
Were they both manufactured in the same reactionary sinkhole?
I don't wish to rerun Brexit - for me it's done. But with the fickle and servile nature of the British MSM and the nudge-nudge effect it has on public opinion I do worry that today's hero's may become tomorrow's victims.
Does any rational non-Tory truly believe the Conservative government's wish to privatise the NHS by stealth is no longer on their long term agenda?
⏩ Mick Hall is a veteran Left Wing activist and trade unionist.