It is time for an NHS National Service

26 Mar

As the coronavirus tragedy unfolds, placing great stress on health services around the globe, we are afforded a real-world, comparative study of the effectiveness of different forms of government in a moment of crisis. Like the coloured fluid run through water systems to find leaks and points of weakness, Covid-19 is coursing through the world’s […]

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How society can survive Covid-19

26 Mar

A fortnight ago, the Chancellor pledged the NHS “whatever it needs, whatever it costs” for the fight against Covid-19. Then, a week later, the Prime Minister promised to do “whatever it takes” to support businesses through the crisis — announcing measures that will virtually underwrite the entire economy for the next quarter. Now the time […]

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I’m frightened of dying of Covid-19

24 Mar

I’ve been aware since I was diagnosed five years ago that my leukaemia could kill me. My version is chronic rather than acute, so I’ve never had that sudden blind panic of imminent death that a cancer diagnosis can lead to. More of an extended — five year long, so far — musing on when […]

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Tory voters say no to ‘Singapore-on-Thames’

11 Mar

The buzzphrase of the 2019 general election was the Red Wall — a set of parliamentary constituencies in the North of England and Midlands which historically supported the Labour Party. This was Labour’s heartland, seats it could almost always rely on to provide the core of its parliamentary support — especially since it lost Scotland […]

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Ten ways the Tories can retain the ‘Red Wall’

11 Mar

The liberal consensus has been broken. A new group of voters, who have not been well-served by liberal policy approaches, are now a crucial part of the Conservative electorate. There is no Conservative majority without them. But will the party will adjust its offer accordingly? Or will it pretend that their new voters were inexplicably […]

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