Flash mob outside the Virgin Media shop in Brixton

Written by on November 1, 2013 in Community, News, Uncategorized - 6 Comments

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A flash mob against Richard Branson will take place tomorrow outside the Virgin Media shop in Brixton at 2pm.

The action, organised by Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public and Flash Mob for the NHS, aims to let people know that “Richard Branson’s Virgin Care Ltd has taken over at least 279 NHS services, running them for profit, using our taxes,” as Gay Lee, secretary of Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public said.

“It’s all part of a government plot to privatise the NHS, sell it off, and eventually get rid of it altogether. Most people are unaware of this – and they need to know,” she added.

For this reason tomorrow they will sing anti-Virgin songs, collect a ‘penny for the NHS’ and give leaflets to shoppers, asking them to boycott the Virgin Media phone shop.

This action is part of  ‘The Peoples’ Assembly, Bonfire of Austerity’.

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6 Comments on "Flash mob outside the Virgin Media shop in Brixton"

  1. aor November 4, 2013 at 5:54 am ·

    This seems a bit silly considering that Virgin Media was sold by Mr Branson in February 2013.

  2. Mark November 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm ·

    The NHS is sooooo bad that it is unlikely that Virgin could do worse. Quite honestly the ownership, private or pubic is quite irrelevant compared to the general state of services, efficiency, care and culture in the NHS. Those things are, happily, now afforded a great deal of attention in the press. I wish these flash mobs would divert their attention to some of these issues rather than the purely ideological ones.

  3. Rick Spurs November 2, 2013 at 6:18 am ·

    Yep. Stopping some kids selling mobile phones sure sounds like the best way save the NHS. Why didnt we think about this years ago. We could probably have saved the mining industry as well

  4. Hermes November 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm ·

    Yes, how dare someone take over a massively inefficient operation and instead run it to save money for the taxpayer? That’s appalling.

    Indeed, maybe we should protest outside the offices of a company that is nothing to do with it and all.


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