May 20th, 2011
Our ads to stop Lansley’s NHS plans
***Update – the ads are in the papers! Click here to read all about it.***
There are just two weeks of health minister Andrew Lansley’s NHS “listening exercise” left. It’s pretty clear what he’d like to happen next. He wants to use his stage-managed exercise as an excuse to claim he’s listened – before ploughing ahead with his reckless NHS changes.
YouGov research paid for by 38 Degrees members has found that 95% of the public have no idea how to get involved with the “listening exercise”. That suits Lansley down to the ground!
By working together we can expose this sham and stop the listening exercise being used as cover to push through Lansley’s plans. If we club together, we can buy full-page adverts in national newspapers to sound the alarm about Lansley’s phoney listening exercise. We can tell the millions of people Lansley’s ignored how to join the Save Our NHS campaign.
£30,000 will get us ads in the Times, the Mail and the Guardian next week. Please help sound the alarm by making a secure donation now.
Andrew Lansley’s “listening exercise” has been carefully stage-managed. Lots of events have been announced after they’ve finished or shut off from the public – like in Sheffield where local 38 Degrees members couldn’t get in because it was invitation only. But that’s not the only reason it’s a sham – behind the scenes, health officials have been told to carry on with Lansley’s original plans.
The next two weeks are critical. These adverts will help sound the alarm and stop Andrew Lansley using this listening exercise as cover for pushing through his plan. But we can only run them if enough of us chip in.
We’ve got a few days to finalise the designs of the ads. What do you think of the designs above? How can they be improved? Which do you prefer?
Update: thanks for all the feedback. Here’s a new version. What do you think?