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About Steve Topple

Steve Topple is a left-wing activist and writer. He tweets at @MrTopple and writes for @consenteduk.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Today's junior doctors’ strike has been 30 years in the making

The junior doctors contract would do nothing to deliver a 7 day NHS, experts agree. The government's refusal to back down is because they see doctors as a hurdle to their plans to dismantle what we understand by the NHS - plans which have been a long time in the making. 

Of smoke, mirrors, cartels, and a "7-day NHS"

Who’s really been behind the planning of the junior doctors contract? Not who you think.

Jamie Oliver’s “Sugar Tax” – the icing on the austerity cake

We need to stop patronising people and curve-balling round the real problem.

Alcoholism, the NHS, and political hypocrisy

Politicians show sympathy for the sadly premature death of Charles Kennedy - but none for the ordinary alcoholic, facing cuts to services and threats of charges for A&E use.

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