Tories to RETRY bill to make you pay for your NHS Fri 15 June

As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Friday, Tory MPs made an attempt to pass a bill yesterday to allow NHS patients to be charged for their treatment – a move described by senior medics as “a nail in the coffin” of the NHS and ‘catastrophic‘ for patients. Read More: Tories to RETRY bill to make you […]

What is government for?

Government should be there to manage things for the common good of the people, be it law, infrastructure and public provision or the economic well being of the nation as a whole. Government, in essence, is about managing the collective needs of society as a whole, so that we are spared a chaotic piecemeal approach […]

About as much good as a spanner in an omelette

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,508 Sunday 31 July 2016. Dear Mrs May, That government which serves best serves the common weal. That is not happening. Therefore we have no government that has any common use. Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello About as much good as […]

Lloyds shares scam, flogging us something we already own

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,064 Monday 20 April 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I see that you’ve come up with a canny election bribe, selling publicly owned shares in Lloyds bank to the public. I’m trying hard to understand this. This is different to privatising public assets like our NHS, public services, […]