The English Democrats are organising demonstrations on 1 April outside English Department of Health Offices in protest over continued unfair prescription charges – which are going up again on that day in England!
The English Democrats’ Demonst rations will take place on 1 April between 10 am to 12.00 noon at various venues across England.
The English are now the last nation within the UK not to have free prescriptions as the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish have all got free prescriptions for all their people at English taxpayers’ expense.
To add insult to injury the British Government has announced that it will be putting up the prescription charges from £7.85 to £8.05 (increasing to £8.25 in the next year) in England only.
Robin Tilbrook, Chairman of the English Democrats said, “The British Government clearly thinks that the English are fools and maybe we are if we put up with them.
“The cost of NHS prescriptions in England will rise twenty pence to £8.05 from 1 April and NHS Dental charges are also rising by up to £5.00.”
Doctors’ leaders have already said the current system is unfair and needs to be reformed in England – the English Democrats strongly agree. Here is a video clip which explains the English Democrats’ approach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZKZ1oLYB0M&list=UULXT-HuPORYWUC57YbKryQg
A British Medical Association spokesperson said recently that the current system needs reforming:- “It’s unfair for patients as whether you pay depends not only on what part of the UK you live in, but also on what kind of condition you have. The bureaucracy to administer the charging and exemption regime is also cumbersome and costly.
The BMA believes it would be best to abolish prescription charges in England altogether.”
Robin Tilbrook, said:- “We agree whole-heartedly with the BMA. Prescription charges should be scrapped in England – just like they have been in the rest of the UK.
“This is just another example of the anti-English bias of a British government hell bent on profiteering from English taxpayers who are often being made to pay twice through their tax and for their prescription charges as well as for the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish to have it free.
“The English Democrats are committed to fighting this kind of injustice and getting fair and equal treatment for the English. The British Government thinks that the English are fools. We are trying to show them that not every Englishman and Englishwoman is so easily fooled. Even on April Fools day!”