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The NHS is a ticking time bomb, and there are no easy ways to defuse it

The NHS is a ticking time bomb, and there are no easy ways to defuse it

Michael Shaw April 2, 2014 0

Michael Shaw discusses the difficulties of effective NHS reform. The NHS is at the centre of Britain’s ticking time bomb of debt. Ironically, it’s the Left who are being the most conservative about it.

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Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Daniel Pryor November 27, 2013 7

Daniel Pryor highlights the gross hypocrisy of the Labour Party in light of today’s Backbencher report on ATOS. Today’s Backbencher report on ATOS is a damning indictment of the Labour Party. It shows that

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“You’re a Lesbian. You Don’t Need a Smear Test.”

“You’re a Lesbian. You Don’t Need a Smear Test.”

Backbencher November 3, 2013 3

Fresh from her successful launch of RAWRRR! Magazine, Caitlin Logan returns to describe some of the disturbing findings from LGBT Youth Scotland’s healthcare survey The past month saw the launch of LGBT Youth Scotland’s

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Tesco: Eggs, apples, milk and… a filling?

Backbencher August 26, 2013 0

Individuals can pop to Tesco for their groceries, fill their car with petrol, have their eyes tested, or even sign up for life insurance. But now, shoppers have the opportunity to have a full

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NHS Reform: Send in the Marines!

NHS Reform: Send in the Marines!

Backbencher July 23, 2013 0

James Evans sets out the challenges that face the NHS. ‘When someone makes a move//Of which we don’t approve//Who is it that always intervenes?’ asked satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer in his song ‘Send the

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Letting the poor die in the street?

Letting the poor die in the street?

Backbencher June 11, 2013 3

Andy Bolton addresses those who mischaracterise libertarian beliefs regarding healthcare. How often have we libertarians heard the line: “You don’t want state healthcare? Then you must want poor people to die in the street?” Thankfully

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There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

Backbencher May 17, 2013 0

Could a Government Guarantee become a contradiction in terms? The words “Government Guarantee” appear to be part of a politician’s stock armoury and a comfort blanket for much of the electorate. However, let’s not

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The NHS is no “envy of the world”

The NHS is no “envy of the world”

Backbencher April 22, 2013 0

Liberty Scott, Twitter: @LibertyScottUK   “The closest thing the UK has to a national religion” is the phrase often attributed to Nigel Lawson.  It’s unclear how accurate that attribution is, but the statement is true: for

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