“Universality is key to sustainability and to
acceptability of programmes of this kind. Universal support also reflects
our strong belief that parenting skills are not innate and all parents need
Whistleblowers who leak official information could be prosecuted and
jailed regardless of the public merit of the
information they revealed, or whether any damage to national interests was
As the government announces that NHS staff are to be issued with card readers to take payment at hospital bedsides, from anyone who can't prove their eligibility, it's worth re-reading NHS founder Nye Bevan's discussion of the 'health tourism' issue.