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Corbyns’ Health Policy- Problems from a different  perspective I provide some commentary in bold under the details of Jeremy Corbyns’ recently announced health policies. These represent a different perspective from those of most commentators. Secure our NHS and social care “We will end health service privatisation and bring services into a secure, publicly-provided NHS. We will integrate the NHS and social care for older and disabled people, funding dignity across the board and ensure parity for mental health services.”  Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for the NHS will reverse the marketisation of health, integrate social care and improve staff morale to build […]
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Saturday 24 September 2016 Conference. Thank you for inviting me here to address you and I apologise about the disruption caused by the other engagement this morning. Thank you to you all for the inspirational contribution that you and the women that have come before you make to this incredible movement of ours. I know everyone in this room today will want to join me in offering Sarah Champion our full and warmest support. Sarah you are a truly inspiring campaigner, who we all have complete trust in and I know you will continue with the excellent work you are doing. The advances […]
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“We will end health service privatisation and bring services into a secure, publicly-provided NHS. We will integrate the NHS and social care for older and disabled people, funding dignity across the board and ensure parity for mental health services.”  Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for the NHS will reverse the marketisation of health, integrate social care and improve staff morale to build a high quality, public and universal NHS free at the point of delivery.  Bringing our NHS back into public hands  We will bring our NHS back into public hands. Scotland and Wales have reversed marketisation and restored their NHS without […]
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I would like to see a Leader of the Labour Party who can deliver the vision for a fairer more just society articulated by Jeremy Corbyn – achieved through a kinder more honest form of politics. The aims and values of the Party are clear in the rules1. The party is a democratic socialist party, committed to change through democratic means not through revolution or mass action2. All members should support the aims of the party and obey the rules including to accept and conform to the constitution, programme, principles and policy of the Party. The role of Party Leader […]
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In one of many recent TV interviews, Alastair Campbell claimed that he didn’t know the current scene well enough to nominate the next Labour leader. The problem is that Alastair Campbell has been touring the TV studios like an arsonist, determined to pour petrol on the flames of an already badly out of control fire. The irony is that Campbell often argues on not confusing tactics with strategy. The putsch is high on tactics: e.g. “The staggered series of resignations, leaks, letters, and carefully calibrated statements, ensured that there was such a crescendo of chaos and condemnation that any other […]
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It is hard to know where to begin with this. There has never been an end-point to the criticism of ‘poor leadership’ from Corbyn in the same way that the Iraqi or Syrian conflicts have never been completely finalised, or there has never been a stop to free movement of people to the UK from EU or otherwise. The day lurched from farce to tragedy pretty quickly, with Andy Marr introducing Hilary Benn as  “Hilary Benn was only sacked overnight,… and he joins me now.” You could have understood why Tom Watson might have preferred to stay at Glastonbury Tor […]
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A Week Is a Long Time in Politics: by Alex Scott-Samuel, and Clare Bambra For more than 30 years, socialism within the UK Labour Party – which was in government from 1997 to 2010 and is currently the main UK parliamentary opposition – has been in decline. Despite its origins as a party of and for the working class, Labour has become at best a social democratic party with strong neoliberal leanings. However, in the recent leadership election that followed Labour’s general election defeat in May 2015, the socialist Jeremy Corbyn confounded all expectations by winning Labour’s leadership with a […]
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I am unable to sign this article for business or employment reasons, and am therefore using a pseudonym. However the SHA is aware of my identity. There is debate about how the Labour Party may reach out beyond its natural supporters. I have been a Labour Party member for well over a quarter of a century but it was not my first choice of party; I was a Conservative for 15 years. My politics are the politics of One Nation. I don’t mean the feeble imitation of that term which both parties lay claim to. I mean the belief that […]
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“Have you noticed doctor? She can’t see you.” The care home staff, had described Marjorie as “Not herself”. Her chest was clear, her urine was clear. She was chatting quite normally to the daughter sitting on her right. But her other daughter had spotted a subtle change. Sitting on her left, it was as if her mother couldn’t acknowledge her. I checked out the daughter’s assessment and had to agree. When I moved to the left, as far as her mother was concerned, I didn’t exist either. As a socialist GP and Councillor, I know how her daughter feels. Or […]
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You might have heard our new leader  Jeremy Corbyn thanking us for nominating him in his acceptance speech on Saturday. We’ve had a letter this morning repeating his thanks and saying: “Health is key. Central to this must be the repeal of Health and Social Care Act and an end to the internal market and privatisation of NHS services.  It’s also a question of a more holistic approach to health, and addressing the grotesque health inequalities existing in modern Britain.”

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