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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 07:20 PM

Actor Michael Sheen gives powerful speech in defense of NHS and against austerity

Speaking at a "People's March for the NHS" rally in Tredegar, South Wales on St. David's Day, he invokes the memory and passion of Nye Bevan:

When people are too scared to say what they really mean, when they're too careful to speak from their hearts, when integrity is too much of a risk, it's no surprise that people feel disengaged with politics. There is never an excuse to not speak up for what you think is right. You must stand up for what you believe, but first of all, by God, believe in something.




Full transcript here: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/mar/02/full-text-of-michael-sheens-speech

Fuller video of speech here (won't embed): http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/mar/02/michael-sheen-defends-nhs-against-bland-politicians?CMP=share_btn_tw

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 02:51 AM

1. Great speech! Thank you, Michael Sheen!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 05:39 AM

2. (Michael ...)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 07:23 AM

3. Corrected!!! I did know who it was; but am obviously a bit too used to typing 'Martin Sheen'!

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