How To Reform The NHS? Leave It Alone

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Do you remember the story of the boy who 'cried wolf'? We have heard the claim that the NHS is threatened with privatisation many times; but the threat is real. The level of privatisation has increased and this next non-reform puts the NHS at even greater risk.

Jon Snow Lambasts Cameron's Reported Plan To Privatise Channel 4

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jon Snow warned on Wednesday that Channel 4 News would be cut should Downing Street pursue its reported desire to privatise Channel 4. Responding to D...

An Open Letter to Boris Johnson

Dan Holliday | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

Dear Boris, Yesterday on your Facebook page, you posted a lengthy diatribe against 'Lefties', which captured my interest.

Why It's Time to Destroy Parliament

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

In return for so little power we elect a small group of people who often have no expertise in government to run a country. In no other field of endeavour would we allow someone with no experience to take control of something so important.

Independence Referendum Shows We Should Break Up BBC News

Sam Fowles | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

The danger BBC news presents isn't in it's actual bias but it's perceived objectivity. As a society we accept and adjust for the editorial standpoints of other news sources but the myth persists that the BBC is to be treated differently...

How Ebola, a Virus Not Worth Curing, Turned Into an Epidemic - Smaller States, Public Health and Pharmaceuticals

George Iordanou | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

There is an outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea. Ebola is found in isolated communities and it is so lethal that it kills 90% of those infected by it. E...

Jeremy Hunt's Response to Francis Report Protects Perpetrators and Punishes Patients

Sam Fowles | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I really miss the days when the worst we thought Jeremy Hunt could do to the NHS was privatise it. At least you knew what you were getting with privatisation. But what Mr Hunt is doing, incredibly, manages to be worse.

Government - Please Don't Sell Off My Debt!

Hannah Clare | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Clare

I dread to think how people just six months younger than me feel being charged triple what I am and it's about to get worse for all of us. In order to make some money, the Government have announced plans to sell off our debt to private companies.

Holding the Private Sector to Account or Holding Critics at Bay?

Sarah Cheverton | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Cheverton

Margaret Hodge, MP, chair of the UK government's public accounts committee, has confirmed reviews into the UK Border Agency's COMPASS contract and into private sector delivery of public services.

Italian Communists Make Dramatic Attack On Royal Mail Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable anticipated controversy when he announced the privatisation of the Royal Mail earlier this week. But now, he has to handle a dramatic ...

When Water Is for Sale: What Water Privatisation Really Means

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

The privatisation of state water companies around the world almost always has one common denominator: it is made ​​under the pressure of international lenders in countries with large debt or under the pressure of multinational corporations and politicians in countries with a strong economy.

Privatizing the National Health Service and Education Are Acts of Vandalism

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with neoliberal/neoconservative politicians? In their view of human nature and public ownership, privatization would magically improve everything. To them, evidence-based decision making is not necessary; they have an ideologically blind belief in the transformative power of markets.

Time for a British Sovereign Wealth Fund

Jeremy Cliffe | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cliffe

When David Cameron flew out to Asia last week, he did so on a Boeing 474 owned by Sonangol, the Angolan state oil company. Anyone minded to spot a narrative in these things might have called it a sign of the times; an embattled Prime Minister traveling East - on a plane owned by 'sub-Saharan Africa's first sovereign wealth fund' - to tempt Asian governments flush with foreign exchange to invest some of it in Britain's creaking infrastructure.

The Hard left? The Only 'Utter Madness' is the Bile From the Right

Edward Bauer | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Edward Bauer

So a political blogger had been venting at the "hard left" and specifically me on the The Huffington Post. Oddly enough the author seems to think tha...

Anyone Who Thinks the Private Sector is More Efficient Has Never Called a Call Centre

Ruth Whippman | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ruth Whippman

There are many reasons why the police should not be privatised, not least that an independent, publicly funded police force, free from the profit motive and accountable to the public it serves, is a fundamental plank of a civilised society. Lets not subjugate this dignified ideal to the misguided notion that the private sector would do a better job.

NHS Privatisation - Will We See a Difference?

Amin Elmubarak | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Politics
Amin Elmubarak

If you ask any patient about their opinion on a doctor, the first thing they would mention is how much and how well the doctor explained what was going on. In a country where we have some of the best medical care in the world, the provision of clear information my be the competitive playing field; and as long as doctors don't abuse this, patients can only benefit.