The NHS staff crisis and an over-reliance on locums are a result of political, 'pro-market' decisions - so why are politicians like Margaret Hodge so keen to blame the doctors themselves for the market they find themselves operating in?
This spring, inaugural Assemblies for Democracy in London, Manchester and Glasgow will identify the
major issues with our clearly inadequate democracy and then start work thinking on how we could solve them.
Después de un período de rápida liberalización, Sudamérica puso en
marcha un programa de re-nacionalizaciones antes de haberse salido
totalmente de la fase neoliberal - en una iniciativa que podría ser
calificada como ‘pos-neoliberalismo’. [English version here]
Tory MPs demonstrated yesterday they would rather play games with parliamentary procedures than discuss how to fix the NHS. It's time for a radical commitment to a new Bill that will truly sort out the mess.
Labour's new plans to reduce private profiteering in the NHS have triggered a vicious counter-attack in the Tory press. Labour must ignore them - and do more to convince campaigners of its intent to protect and restore the NHS.
Blair's revolution failed. We now have many graduates failing to get a suitable job. All the while the UK's trade gap worsens. If we want an economy of production rather than service then the government must step in.
The lives of most people are far
removed from the concerns of the metropolitan coteries of influence, wealth and
power. A good society would value useful work above the squandering of human
and capital resources on meaningless schemes.