A consultant radiologist looks at some of practical dangers of the Coalition's privatisation of NHS services, described by the BMJ as potentially the end of England's NHS, and urges peers to vote against the privatisation regulations.
While states attempt to assert their relevance in a global age through both multiculturalism and top-down nationalism, new models of identity and strategies of participation need to be developed to deal with the co-existing phenomena of national experience and cosmopolitanism.
detention is a tool of war on irregular migration, then the damage on both
sides is severe. But this war is not inevitable. There is a significant area of potential common interest
in a fair system that works primarily by consent
Thatcher utilised three emergent themes: globalisation, social liberalism and the reconfiguration of class structure. She used the spirits of the age to drive her own key project - unfettered markets. There is plenty the left could learn here.
Very little has been said about Thatcher's dealings with General Pinochet, apartheid South Africa, the Khmer Rouge, the House of Saud and Saddam Hussein (issues we raised within hours). Let's be clear on exactly what we are being told to "pay tribute" to.
From April 2013 major
changes to benefit provision in Britain will likely change both the social and spatial make-up of our cities. The squeezing out of poorer residents from London and elsewhere, raises an important question: exactly who has the ‘right’ to the city in contemporary Britain?
Which politician did most to secure devolution for Wales? Margaret Thatcher. The miners’ strike was the beginning of an era that proved time and again Welsh difference from Britain and alienation from the English.
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