LISTEN HERE to this interview of Professor Aeron Davis which was covered on New Zealand Radio.
Here are facts about the NHS you won’t expect to hear on the BBC.
Radio New Zealand’s Saturday Morning on Saturday 15 September 2012
Professor Aeron Davis, a professor of Political Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London, speaks on David Cameron and changes to the health system.
Its more about the way politics are played than just the NHS. So brilliant to hear an interviewer who knows his stuff and being answered simply and truthfully.
Aeron Davis also confirms the americanisation of UK politics which is surprisingly similar to the description by (of all people!):
’.. Dave’s former guru Philip Blond, a man who was very much in vogue a few years ago, has penned a devastating critique in today’s FT entitled “modern conservatives make plebs of us all”. It’s not pretty:
“Conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic are narrowing opportunity, concentrating wealth and protecting monopoly interests. The centre right has almost ceased to do majority politics. It defines national interest in terms of the already powerful and increasingly abandons the middle and lower classes to their fate. They are persuaded by past fictions that what is in the interest of the winners percolates to those below them. In short, conservatives are unknowingly creating an oligarchy, one which will make us all plebs. By following the interests of a vested minority, conservatives may not win a general election for years. Of course, this is not conservative intention or wish but the rhetoric should not conceal the reality.”
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