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A historical jewel in Paul Corrigan’s consistently excellent Health Matters blog earlier this week. He points out that when the first NHS leaflet (pdf, right and below) was delivered to every house in July 1948, it enshrined the principle of patient choice from the start:
When you turned over the first page, the very first thing [...]
Ed Miliband has an article in The Guardian this morning, which sets out the themes on which he will elaborate in a speech to Progress shortly. It sets out, in stream-of-cliché form, the leader’s strategy. It is to “chart the future” by being “the optimists, the party with a positive, patriotic mission for our country”.
All one [...]
Here is a classic, but topical, Question to Which the Answer is No from 1962.
Thanks to James.
THIMPU: There will be another royal wedding later this year to rival the colour and pageantry of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton’s a marriage a few weeks ago.
Bhutan’s 31 year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck this morning told his country’s parliament that he would be getting married “later this year”.
Like Kate, his wife-to be, [...]
Nadine Dorries, tory MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, is once again hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, it’s not because of her affair with a family friend or because sheleft her ex-husband who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in order to pursue her career ambitions.Or because of her 10-min rule bill on [...]
Why do we tune in to watch a North American President giving a speech about the “Middle East”? Can we change the channel and watch the President of China pontificating on the “Far West”, or an African President telling Europeans that they have a choice between hope and hate? In the words of hip-hop artist [...]
Anyday now, the Department for Education will publish the final report from Reg Bailey’s review of commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. The Chief Exec of the Mothers’ Union has been given a hot potato to juggle as he balances the need for Ministers to fulfil their pledge in the Coalition Agreement to “crackdown on irresponsible [...]
The Coalition government’s promise to ring fence the budget for overseas aid at 0.7% despite austerity cuts is seen by many in the development sector as a positive step, although the general British population may not be so enthused.
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Edson ‘Eddy’ Cosmas has lived and studied in London for several years. As a child, he spent time in Manchester whilst his father studied there. Eddy, a young, black, gay man from Tanzania, in east Africa, has built up a circle of friends and fellow students, and is determined to succeed in life. He has strong political beliefs, and never misses an opportunity to speak out in support of gay rights, immigrant rights and anti-racism campaigns.
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