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 …

Australian Labor’s “Medi-scare”

My latest blog post for the People's History of the NHS website compares how the British NHS and Australian Medicare play out as election or referendum campaign issues. Recent weeks have seen campaign buses emblazoned with contested slogans about healthcare touring two countries on opposite sides of the world. In the run-up to Britain’s referendum on its …