Jeremy Corbyn: NHS crisis 'was made in Downing Street'

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Jeremy Corbyn has urged protesters at a rally in central London to "defend the NHS with all of your might."

The Labour leader addressed a crowd of tens of thousands at the demonstration against NHS cuts.

"Defending the NHS is defending a basic human value and a basic human right," he said.

"You don't walk by on the other side when somebody is in difficulties or needing help."

He called for next week's Budget to properly fund the health service, social care and crucial mental health services.

He said: "The NHS is in crisis, in crisis because of the underfunding in social care and the people not getting the care and support they need.

"There are those waiting on trolleys and those who are desperate to get into an A&E department waiting hours for treatment.

"It is not the fault of the staff. It is the fault of a Government who have made a political choice."

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