Thursday 25 October 2018


In railing against single-payer healthcare, the White House Council of Economic Advisers approvingly quotes Margaret Thatcher. Who presided over a system of single-payer healthcare.

From its creation in 1948, there was no attempt to subvert that system until 1997, when control of it passed to Tony Blair, to the erstwhile Trotskyist bookseller Alan Milburn, and to the sometime Communist Party parliamentary candidate Paul Corrigan.

Presumably, all three of those would be welcome additions to the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Although massively unpopular in itself, that subversion remained unchallenged until the emergence of Jeremy Corbyn. But his very presence has now shifted the debate dramatically back in line with public opinion.

Nevertheless, numerous MPs of all parties remain committed to the privatisation of the NHS, and the next General Election will leave many of those MPs in place.

Another hung Parliament is coming, however, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it. My crowdfunding page is here, or email for other options. That address accepts PayPal.

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