era, media amnesia has played a central role in the legitimisation of Austerity
measures. For certain sections of the media there is clearly a wilful
forgetting – or, more accurately, misremembering.
It seems the government has won its "red lines". So it looks like this deal won't protect junior doctors or patients, and will hasten NHS privatisation. Doctors need the public to fight alongside us, more than ever.
The British are being told that leaving might mean 'the Norwegian option'. From our perspective, we're doing very well indeed outside the EU, and our people, by a big majority, have absolutely no desire to join whatsoever.
Labour should have stuck to plan A, but probably would have collapsed anyway. RISE sank. The SNP were dull but solid. The Greens managed to hold it together. And Scotland is still on the road to independence.
MPs are waking up to the scale of the unnecessary destruction being wrought on the NHS. But with local NHS leaders now told to choose between sacrificing services or their careers, will it be too late?
Readers can judge for themselves why this contribution by a veteran politician to the UK prime minister's volume on tackling corruption was not included. Today, we are pleased to share it with our global readership.