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To some degree the disproportionate emphasis on government cuts to the big sectors (health, eduction, defence etc) represents the fact that they are broadly prioritised in the nation’s psyche and that they determine to a large extent peoples voting intentions. … Continue reading
Today we descended upon Camden to protest against the government’s NHS reforms. The government is trying to rush these reforms through despite massive opposition from the public, from NHS staff and healthcare experts. What’s more, this government got into power … Continue reading
Left Foot Forward reported the OECD’s revised stance towards our economy’s growth: “For 2011, it has now downgraded its UK growth outlook from 1.5 per cent to 1.4 per cent and for 2012 from 2 per cent to 1.8 per … Continue reading
Image by Steve Bell. Cameron is once again trying to resuscitate – for the fourth time – his grand plans for a Big Society. It’s not that the concept is vapid and insubstantial, he says, we’re just not getting it. … Continue reading
Here is a blog about Cameron’s failure to explain what he means by ‘rebalancing the economy’ and how his commitments lie with the financial sector, rather than manufacturing, which he purports to support. http://www.leftfootforward.org/2011/05/cameron-falls-down-on-his-economic-balancing-act/
Andrew Lansley’s thinly disguised plans to privatise the NHS threaten to increase inequality in access to healthcare and create a system like that in the US, where a third of healthcare costs are invested in administration rather than patients’ best … Continue reading