Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising 'solutions'
The effects of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act are now too disastrous to ignore. But Jeremy Hunt’s shift is of rhetoric, not of substance - .and his new “ACO” plans are so dangerous, campaigners this week challenged them in the High Court.
Published in: openDemocracyUKGreen and orange, sand and gold - an environmental free-for-all in Northern Ireland?
Neoliberal ideas about reconciliation, a formalisation of sectarian pork barrel politics, and political stasis, are all leaving a legacy of environmental destruction in some of Northern Ireland's most beautiful and important regions.
Published in: openDemocracyUKAn unhealthy environment – the DUP, environmental policies, and Brexit
Few in Britain have taken a serious look at the DUP’s environmental record. Tommy Greene examines what it could mean for Ireland’s environment – and for Brexit.
“Northern Ireland still holds the harshest punishment for illegal abortions anywhere in Europe”
Last week’s court ruling upholding Northern Ireland’s abortion ban out of political ‘respect’ suggests women’s bodies are still subjugated to politicking. What does the future hold for women across Britain and Ireland?
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaTime is running out for Ibrahim Halawa
One of thousands of protesters imprisoned in Egypt over the last few years, Ibrahim Halawa’s mass trial along with four hundred and ninety-three other defendants has been adjourned for the 19th time while his health continues to deteriorate.
Jeremy Hunt wants to 'Amazonise' our pharmacies - and 3000 face the chop as a result
A bitter year of wrangling over the future of community pharmacies ends with the government imposing cuts that will benefit the big players but may leave communities without this vital service.