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

Why the ‘Magic Money Tree’ Matters

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 On BBC Question Time, the Prime Minsiter, Theresa May told a young nurse who hasn’t had a pay rise in eight years and is trying to earn a living that there was no more money, and that there isn’t a … Continue reading

The #Brexit Plus – That’s what the Election is about.

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From Jenny King Theresa May wants to make the General Election all about Brexit. And how we manage Brexit IS massively important, as it’s vital that we get a deal which looks after our economy, workers’ rights, the environment and … Continue reading

‘I don’t care who does the electing as long as I get to choose the candidates’

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The actual quote is ‘‘I don’t care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating’ (Boss Tweed) … which is actually more to the point in the LP. Think about it and it’s obvious – … Continue reading

How to get rid of a democratically elected leader

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How to get rid of a democratically elected leader – advice for rebel MPs First and most importantly, play the long game. Don’t jump in with some half-baked scheme like a mass resignation… and particularly don’t do it if you … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Deaths – NHS and Private Health Care

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Some years ago, two good friends died within a few months of each other … M (female aged 63) in the plush surroundings of the private wing of a London Hospital…. the other, P (male aged 56) in a NHS … Continue reading

Why the hell doesn’t Corbyn put the bell around the cat’s neck?

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‘Why the hell doesn’t Corbyn put the bell around the cat’s neck?’ Cryptic? No. It’s the Aesop’s fable that springs to mind when I read the various Princess and Princeling (elected or not) posturings and complaints about Corbyn and Copeland: … Continue reading