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This is not democracy: NHS reforms

October 17, 2011


Some wit used his Sunday afternoon to offer Andrew Lansley’s integrity for sale on eBay yesterday, dubbing it a “brand new item, never used”. At a measly 1p, one wonders whether the Health Secretary might do well to put in an offer, such is the level of the anger directed at him and his rapidly […]

The Secret Revolution: Tory plans for the NHS

January 23, 2011


I tuned in to Thursday njght’s Question Time for additional reasons to usual last week, with Burnley FC defender and Professional Footballer’s Association chairman Clarke Carlisle amongst the panellists. Carlisle’s performance was assured if unremarkable on the show, where most heated debate amongst audience and panellists was over the Con-Dem government’s recently announced NHS reforms. […]

Privatised rail travel strikes again

September 6, 2009


Another shambles on the railways, where London Midland seems genuinely surprised that drivers aren’t volunteering to work on Sundays. Double-pay on Sundays has recently ended, and with it the impetus for drivers working on that day. This seems to me yet another example of customers suffering because the firms in charge of the railways are […]