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NHS needs a strong dose of democracy for its 70th birthday

The National Health Service remains the greatest achievement in the ongoing struggle for social justice in Britain and the best way to mark its 70th birthday is to move forward into a new era of democratic control and accountability.

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After Carillion, what is the private sector for? Good question!

The collapse of Carillion, which made its money by sucking resources out of the public sector, begs the question: What use to society is the private sector of capitalism, when all is said […]

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Union leaders must turn words into deeds

September 20th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, nhs, trade unions|0 Comments

The pay claim of 3.9% + £800, made by an alliance of unions for the 1 million NHS staff, adds another intractable problem to the chaotic government of Theresa May, but it also puts the leaders of the trade […]

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A cooperative model, not hedge-funding for the NHS

April 15th, 2017|co-operation, debt, finance|0 Comments

Debt from hedge funds to ease the squeeze in the NHS?

This madly dangerous proposal comes from Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement.

His big new idea is […]

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Budget squeezes the middle leaving the corporations untouched

March 9th, 2017|Economy, nhs, real democracy|0 Comments

Unable to find ways of getting the global corporations like Google, Apple and Facebook to pay taxes in the UK, chancellor Philip Hammond’s stop-gap budget instead turns the screw […]

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