The NHS and UK media in the time of Covid-19

Media footage of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak clapping for NHS workers on 26 March has become an iconic image of Britain in the time of Covid-19. But, as HANNAH HAMAD points out, the Tories have been attacking and eroding the NHS with damaging policy reform and legislation for decades....

Coronavirus: On the Ground in Croydon

In the first of a series of despatches from ILPers and friends around the country, SEAN CREIGHTON reports from Croydon where a network of mutual aid groups, willing individuals and the local authority are working hard to support the community....

Coronavirus: Stumbling into Crisis

Unprepared, indecisive and out of step with much of the world, the British government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is a result of its flawed ideology, argues DAVID CONNOLLY. We can only hope the crisis creates new space for a radically different politics....

Dark Times for the NHS

Although it was called off at the last minute, the junior doctors’ strike showed just how close to the edge Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pushed the medical profession. Final-year medical student DAN SELLWOOD explains why his colleagues were prepared to put down their stethoscopes in favour of a one-day walkout. Doctors and the British...

Condition Critical

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...

People’s NHS March Arrives in London

The People’s March for the NHS will arrive at its destination in London this Saturday, 6 September, when campaigners will be joined by thousands of demonstrators for the final leg from Red Lion Square to Westminster....

An Economy for Working People

‘Building an economy that works for working people’ is the title of the next seminar in a series looking at the party’s politics and direction hosted by leading Labour MPs close to the One Nation project....