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    The Socialist Health Association has highlighted five ways the government’s health reforms have failed to improve patient care, the criteria used by former health secretary Andrew Lansley to defend his policies against a damning King’s Fund report last month.

    The King’s Fund health think tank described Lansley’s reforms as “damaging and distracting” for introducing even more markets to the NHS, for making it too complex to govern properly and for lacking effective leadership.

Features

featuredimage Resisting Austerity, Edinburgh Style

MIKE CORMACK, of Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, describes some of the direct action being taken in the Scottish capital to ...

featuredimage Unbalanced Britain: The Living Wage and Labour’s Future

The Rose Bowl at Leeds Beckett University was the venue for the ILP’s second Unbalanced Britain seminar on 14 March, ...

featuredimage Reasons for Hope?

HARRY BARNES picks apart the Labour Party’s policy process and finds a raft of positive proposals. He just wishes they ...

News

Labour Calls on Members to ‘Keep It Co-op’

The Labour Party has called on its members to support the Co-operative Party’s ‘Keep it Co-op’ campaign, warning that its historic relationship with the co-op movement is under threat due to Co-operative Group proposals to break the political links.

Events

Democracy, Media and the Miners’ Strike

Past and present struggles for pluralism in the media will be under the spotlight at the Red Shed in Wakefield next month when the Wakefield Socialist History Group hold their next pre-election public meeting in conjunction with the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.

Comment

One afternoon, 100 Speakers, One Hell-of-an Experience

BARRY WINTER was intrigued, confused and stimulated by the recent Compass event in London, the second of its ‘Change: How?’ events.

History

Growing Up in an ILP Household

It is with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of the ILP’s oldest member, Jennie Cuthbert. Jennie died peacefully in her sleep on Monday 9 March. Her lifelong membership of the ILP provided a living link between the modern organisation and the party’s earliest decades.