Reading Around: Britain in the 1990s

I was born at the height of the Miners' Strike in the summer of 1984. I've often wondered what my parents were thinking of - bringing a child into a world at a time of such strife and division, with the fear of nuclear apocalypse looming so large. As I slowly realised the pictures on …

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 …