Strike-backing NHS nurse who wears a white poppy shares support for joining pro-Palestine Armistice Day march
The nurse at the centre of a hard-left NHS mob which wanted to continue devastating strikes earlier this year is now planning to join tomorrow’s controversial pro-Palestine Armistice Day march.
Holly Turner, co-founder of NHS Workers Say No, is also planning on wearing a white poppy to the demonstration, a symbol branded as an ‘insult to Britain’s war dead’ by military leaders.
Ms Turner has regularly campaigned alongside Corbynite MPs still on the Labour benches, including John McDonnell, Richard Burgon and Zara Sultana.
However, she has claimed she isn’t member of Labour, and is highly critical of the party’s leader Sir Keir Starmer and his stance on Gaza.
It comes amid an ongoing row between the Metropolitan Police and Home Secretary Suella Braverman over the pro-Palestinian protest on Armistice Day.
Holly Turner co-founded NHS Workers Say No a hard-left group of health service staff that wanted to continue devastating strikes earlier this year even when unions were recommending their members to accept a new pay offer
Ms Turner has regularly campaigned alongside Corbynite MPs still on the Labour benches, including John McDonnell, Diane Abbott, Richard Burgon and Zara Sultana as well as ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, Ms Turner posted a pic of her white poppy badges stating: ‘It’s the only poppy this household will be wearing.’
She added the hashtags #CeasefireInGazaNOW and #WeWillMarch, references to Saturday’s protest.
He told the Sunday Telegraph in 2021 that the badges commemorate all who suffered in war — ‘and so applies equally to Nazi stormtroopers and Islamic State murderers and rapists’.
‘Intertwining the hard Left political symbol of white poppies into wreaths of red poppies is a direct insult to our war dead,’ he added.
A Conservative Party Spokesperson told this website: ‘It is sadly not surprising that high-profile Left-wing activists, who back NHS strikes and campaign shoulder-to-shoulder with Labour MPs against the government, would want to attend provocative and disrespectful protests on Armistice Day.’
‘Labour’s failure to distance themselves from hardliners like this shows the party has not changed.’
But a Labour source told MailOnline: ‘The Conservatives are conflating two unlinked events which have nothing to do with us.
‘Their pathetic, failed government is so out of touch, that it’s no surprise they spend their days throwing smears at the wall and hoping something sticks.’
After weeks of unions and ministers thrashing out an improved pay offer, the body threatened to undermine the progress by urging NHS staff to reject it and continue disruption which led thousands of patients’ appointments being cancelled.
Ms Turner previously admitted that the strikes were aimed at ‘putting the Tories on the ropes’ and has continued to express ‘solidarity’ with Jeremy Corbyn – describing the former Labour leader as ‘our biggest champion and supporter’.
The campaigner is now planning to attend a controversial pro-Palestinian march on Armistice day and is also planning on wearing a controversial white poppy
Suella Braverman, pictured today, had accused the Met of ‘playing favourites’ when it came to policing protests
Saturday’s controversial protest has been in the spotlight following Ms Braverman facing criticism for describing pro-Palestine demonstrations as hate marches.
She even accusing the police of favouring left-wing groups over right in an extraordinary broadside in the Times.
Metropolitan Police chief Sir Mark Rowley had refused to ban Saturday’s demonstration in central London, prompting the Home Secretary to accuse his force of ‘playing favourites’ when it comes to protests.