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Poor mental health care is a ‘stain’ on our country. But whose fault is that?

18 November 2016 13:46

Today’s warning from every former Health Secretary from the past 20 years about inadequate mental health provision raises a number…

What the papers say: Should Carney stay?

31 October 2016 10:26

Mark Carney’s appointment in 2013 as Governor of the Bank of England was almost universally applauded. Yet more recently Carney…

Theresa May Leaves Downing Street For Prime Minister Questions

PMQs Sketch: Theresa May torpedoes Jeremy Corbyn in six syllables

19 October 2016 16:42

Today we saw government without opposition. At least without opposition in the hands of the Opposition leader. Rambling, disorganised Jeremy…


Corbyn leaves Ukip an open goal, and they miss it

8 October 2016 10:31

Jeremy Corbyn is taking Labour ever further away from its traditional working class voters in the north and the midlands.…

Corbyn’s NHS plans reveal why Labour is doomed

22 September 2016 16:17

The NHS was the defining issue of the Labour leadership campaign because both candidates knew it had the power to…

Labour must share the blame for the junior doctors’ row

6 September 2016 14:44

The BMA’s decision to cancel the first of its planned five-day strikes yesterday was justified as a response to concerns over patient safety.…

The BMA sees (some) sense over junior doctor strikes

5 September 2016 16:30

Junior doctors have scrapped plans to strike next week. In a dispute which looks increasingly messy and interminable, this is a…

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The NHS would be crippled without big pharma

21 July 2016 15:37

Like Owen Smith, I have an interest to declare when discussing Pfizer.   Somewhere on my bookshelf I have a Pfizer…


The NHS shouldn’t fund a drug that prevents HIV

9 June 2016 8:22

What would you say if a powerful cyclists’ pressure group ganged up on the NHS and lobbied it to provide…

Eurozone Debt Crisis - General Imagery

How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…

Alex Salmond Of The SNP Casts His Vote As The UK Goes To The Polls

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…

What now for Jeremy Hunt?

19 May 2016 9:41

The junior doctors strike will be remembered not only as the first time in NHS history that a complete walk…

A deal has been reached in the junior doctors dispute

18 May 2016 17:54

A deal has been reached between the government and the BMA on the new junior doctors contract. The deal now…

Hunt hits back – but is he now pulling his punches?

26 April 2016 9:10

Jeremy Hunt has not done himself any favours in the past with his comments about junior doctors. But today –…


All-out strikes will not kill patients. An exodus of junior doctors will

26 April 2016 7:49

Until now, it has not been clear to most people what the junior doctors’ strikes are all about. It began…


Junior doctors should be completely ashamed by today’s strike

26 April 2016 7:00

The junior doctors’ strike that starts today has a strong claim to be the most selfish and irresponsible piece of…


Watch: Dennis Skinner tells Jeremy Hunt to ‘wipe that smirk off his face’

25 April 2016 18:50

Given that the last time Dennis Skinner criticised a Tory Cabinet member in the Chamber he was ejected from the…

Today in audio: Jeremy Hunt stands firm ahead of junior doctors strike

25 April 2016 17:20

Jeremy Hunt has been facing questions in the Commons ahead of tomorrow’s junior doctors strike. The Health Secretary said the…

Jeremy Hunt steps up war of words with junior doctors ahead of strike

25 April 2016 8:35

Now that Jeremy Hunt has rejected a proposed cross-party pilot scheme for new junior doctors’ contracts it seems this week’s…


PMQs sketch: Shouldn’t ‘preventable deaths’ really be called ‘homicides due to negligence’?

24 February 2016 16:47

David Cameron was grilled today on plans for a ‘7-day NHS’. This is his attempt to iron out a slight…


PMQs: Cameron delivers a knockout blow to a struggling Corbyn

24 February 2016 13:33

This could have been a tricky PMQs for David Cameron. Instead, it will be remembered for Cameron ventriloquising his mother…

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It’s time for the BMA to get over the junior doctors’ contract

15 February 2016 17:54

The BMA needs to think carefully about its next steps. In recent weeks, it has become abundantly clear that there is more…

Today in audio: HMRC boss Lin Homer plays down her tax expertise

11 February 2016 15:50

It was a bad day in front of the Public Accounts Committee for Dame Lin Homer. Despite being the outgoing…

Junior Doctors Stage 24 Hour Strike Across NHS In England

Jeremy Hunt confirms he will impose junior doctor contract

11 February 2016 12:58

As expected, Jeremy Hunt has just announced in the Commons that he will impose the junior doctor contract after he…

Today’s doctors strike proves how the NHS needs radical reform

10 February 2016 7:49

This is a bleak day for the NHS. The doctors strike has gone ahead and some 3,000 operations have been…