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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The race to privatise England's NHS

New figures from the NHS Support Federation prove how - despite government promises - the NHS is being rapidly privatised. 

English charity sector lobbied Hunt to keep controversial NHS privatisation rules

Who benefits if charity leaders lobby for more competition in the NHS?

Briefing paper - the NHS reinstatement bill

An explanation of what David Owen's new bill is trying to achieve and why it is needed

What was the real purpose of Virgin's mysterious report into NHS customer service?

In 2000, Labour asked Virgin to report on customer services in the NHS. What they delivered went well beyond this remit, proposing policies and agendas eerily similar to what would become New Labour's NHS marketisation strategy. Who were the mystery authors, and what was Labour's role?

oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of September 11th 2011

We lead this week with an article by Damon Barrett, who argues that drugs and the drug trade are presented in international treaty law at the UN as an existential threat to us - through our children; but goes on to expose the true reality of the war on drugs - that so often it is our children who fall victim to, and are not saved by, this failed strategy ~ MW
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