This in from Vix Lowthion, in her own words, Ed
The Isle of Wight Green Party held a 1940s Tea Party last Saturday in Gurnard with all the trimmings, including cakes and scones and fabulous entertainment from Miss Patsy Cabaret.
A tribute to birth of the NHS
Fifty friends and supporters joined in a good old sing song – with such torch songs as White Cliffs of Dover, My Old Man said Follow the Van, and Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.
The afternoon was a tribute to the 1940s period – a time when our NHS was established to provide ‘free health aid to all’ at public expense.
Green Party Parliamentary Candidate, Vix Lowthion, remarked,
“Our parents and our grandparents had a vision in the mid 1940s that as a nation we would prioritise health, and build a free to access national service of which to be so very proud.
“In 2015, we are in very real danger of losing this public service to a succession of private businesses and shareholder led organisations. This was a timely reminder of a period when our government emphasised that a better life for all was within our power.
“Let us not forget what a fantastic institution the NHS is for everyone in our country today.”