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NHS ‘Jarrow March’: Hundreds protest against ‘privatisation’

‘About 500 people have gathered for a march from South Tyneside to London in protest against NHS “privatisation”.

A group of mothers from Darlington are recreating the 1936 Jarrow March against poverty and unemployment in the Great Depression.

Rehana Azam, GMB officer and one of those taking part, said the “motive of profit” was coming before healthcare.

An NHS spokesman said its budget had been increased by £12.7bn and it was committed to providing a free service.’

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