The left and ‘institutional patriotism’

By Jade Azim / @JadeFrancesAzim My generation has not known the welfare state or public ownership as our parents did. We have rarely known public institutions that are completely public. Whether that means growing up in the aftermath of Right To Buy, rail privatization, the PFI boom or academisation under Cameron, I fear that my … Continued

Challenging the right on health and social care

By Cllr Bev Craig / Cllr Bev Craig When the National Health Service was created, it was bold and radical, embodying the best of postwar socialism, implemented in the face of opposition and cynicism to create a new political consensus. It offered hope of a better future and put social equality and universalism at its … Continued