The Tories have tried to undermine the National Health Service since its creation. And now they’re attempting to privatize its services — making handsome profits in the process.
Solomon Hughes has been writing about corporate influence in politics for twenty years, mostly for Private Eye. He also has a weekly column in the Morning Star.
The recent Tory Party conference featured a perp walk of corporate ghouls — from public service privatizers to gig economy scammers and arms industry lobbyists — rubbing shoulders with government ministers.
Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, anti-immigrant — the Liberal Democrats’ new recruits are anything but liberal.
Brexit is giving the Lib Dems the opportunity to rebrand as a reforming, progressive party. But they’re still a force for privilege and austerity. New leader Jo Swinson will only make matters worse.
Favors for wealthy donors, white-elephant vanity projects, and a carousel of controversies. Welcome to Boris Johnson, prime minister.