Is world-leading NHS healthcare an affordable proposition?

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Re-posted with kind permission from Progressive Pulse 14th October 2014 Authors: David Laws, Consultant Anaesthetist, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP Professor Charles S. Adams, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE Introduction: … Continue reading

We can’t Afford not to Invest in a Better Society.

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  How we Afford a Better Society – and How to Recognise it When someone asks you , “How can we afford to spend more on our public services”, the simple answer is, “We can’t afford not to.” Every day … Continue reading

Can we please drop the nonsense of ‘tax payer’s money’?

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Can we please drop the nonsense of ‘tax payer’s money’?  The phrase is just political advertising, intended to manipulate us in to accepting cuts and constraints which are not good for us or the economy.   (Christopher Bacon explains why … Continue reading

Dear Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

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A letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from Prue Plumridge I feel I must write to you in response to your speech at the Conservative Conference in which you referred to the medium-term challenge of dealing with the public … Continue reading

Brighton Fringe – #MMT with the one and only Prof. Bill Mitchell #Lab17

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  Many of us now realise that the scares about deficits and debt are nothing more than useful devices to justify cuts and sell-offs of our public services.  Austerity is a political choice.  There was/is nothing necessary about the last … Continue reading

#Grenfell – Negligence beyond Belief

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The shock and grief, the outpouring of emotions from anger, sadness and depair is what we are all experiencing. The full scale of this appalling tragedy at the #Grenfell fire leaves us numb. Those responsible are trying to shift opinion … Continue reading