Those undeserving ‘other people’: from Obamacare to Brexit

Sarah Kliff said an interesting thing recently. Of course, the Vox senior editor says a lot of interesting things. If you're at all interested in the twists and turns of US healthcare politics you should absolutely being following what she says. But one thing she said recently particularly jumped out at me. Talking on Vox's …

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The NHS’s missing £350million a week

A couple of months back I wrote a short piece for the People's History of the NHS blog comparing the way healthcare featured in both the UK's EU referendum campaign and the Australian federal election. Following the news that the campaign slogan/promise (delete depending upon political stance) has been quietly but officially dropped - of …

Corbyn, Smith and NHS Privatisation

My latest blog post for the People’s History of the NHS website looks at the accusations levelled at Labour leadership contender Owen Smith that he supported NHS privatisation. Seven decades after the Labour government of Clement Attlee and his Health Minister Aneurin Bevan founded the National Health Service, the party is having a leadership election. While the popularity of the …