Wanted: Scapegoats

by Kiri Kankhwende  Listening to the coverage of the Tory Party Conference in the last couple of days a real blind spot is emerging: who are we going to blame for everything when the foreigners are gone post-Brexit? Granted, not everyone will go, but this government is going to try to get rid of as… Read More

With Brexit the Tories have made sure we all have egg on our faces

by Kiri Kankhwende   UK politics at the moment is characterised by a series of hostage situations and bad ideas. Depending on who you listen to, the Labour Party is either being held hostage by the UK’s thousands of communist sleeper cells or by Tories who got lost on the way Conservative Party Conference somewhere… Read More

The decimation of Legal Aid – why should you care?

by Miranda Grell In the first half of the twentieth century when the Legal Aid and Advice Act came into force in Britain, legal aid was considered to be the fourth pillar of the new welfare state, alongside the National Health Service, comprehensive schools and council housing. There was public support for the new form… Read More

Health & Social Care Act paves the way for privatisation and effectively abolishing the NHS

by Dr Youssef El-Gingihy The NHS was the pre-eminent issue of the election, with polling showing that it is the most important concern of voters. However, the Health & Social Care Act represents the final stage in the conversion of the NHS into a market-based system, paving the way for privatisation and effectively abolishing the… Read More

Dear @Nick_Clegg: Don’t play politics with mental health

by Huma Munshi Dear Nick Clegg, Last week you gave a speech pledging “to give people with mental health conditions the support they need”. As I heard this, I was struck by your shameless audacity, to play politics with mental health. Let me tell you why your comments particularly jar. I have been a recipient… Read More

From Birth to Death – Our #NHS

by Glen Chisholm By the law of averages it is highly unlikely that if you’re reading this in the UK, that you have had no experience of the NHS. I’ve had many myself; from being born in an NHS hospital to trips for sports injuries over the years, from treatment for a heart problem to… Read More