May 30, 2015

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Payment by Results(PbR) is worse than PFI for the NHS -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Taxpayers subsidising private pharmacies? -

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary! -

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Neo-Liberalism – Invisible Fascism? -

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Walthamstow Hustings -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Collecting Tax is about Political Will! -

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The EU and TTIP – A Treaty Made in Hell!! -

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Generation Rent are Thatcher’s Housing Legacy -

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Arms Dealers on Trial by Mel Strickland. -

Monday, March 16, 2015

Germany is destroying the Euro!! -

Sunday, November 23, 2014

  • Payment by Results(PbR) is worse than PFI for the NHS

    “That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” Noam Chomsky   Politicians love to blame everyone else for bringing the NHS to its knees – even the patients themselves are seen to be guilty. How dare you grow old, have dementia, have cancer, be overweight, smoke or need to attend A&E! But the horrific truth is that instead of protecting the NHS, politicians from all the main parties have got into bed with the private healthcare companies, to make the NHS look and perform like a…

  • BUPA VAT

    Taxpayers subsidising private pharmacies?

    It looks as though the UK Government is subsiding private healthcare companies by allowing them to claim back VAT. And this is possibly illegal under EU regulations. A VAT loophole has led to the absurdity of NHS hospitals closing down their own pharmacies and the private sector opening new pharmacies in their place1.  This is happening because the private sector can claim back VAT paid on drugs, yet a NHS pharmacy cannot!! This financial chicanery is costing the British taxpayer a vast amount of money, which will increase as many more privately owned hospital pharmacies are planned. When asked about…

  • Keynes

    Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary!

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda It’s a political – not an economic – decision…

  • Neo-Liberalism – Invisible Fascism?

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a mergerof State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini The UK economy today has some startling similarities to the economy of Nazi Germany and privatisation is at the heart of both. The Spanish economist Germà Bel1 stated that the word – which is synonymous with neo-liberalism and Thatcher – has its origins in the German word reprivatisierung (denationalisation) and the term was first used in English by the Berlin correspondent of the Economist in 19361 to describe how the Nazi economy worked. The overriding image of fascism is the Nazi jackboot…

  • Walthamstow Hustings

    Hello Everyone, Radical Soapbox, otherwise known as Michael Gold, is  the Green Party candidate for Walthamstow in East London for the 2015 General Election and this is the clip of my view of the lamentable state of democracy in the UK in 2015. This was made at the recent joint  hustings of the Waltham Forest Trades Council and Walthamstow Village. If you want to see more of the hustings these can be found at http://bambuser.com/v/5453511 Hope you will vote Green but if not please make sure you vote. Our ancestors fought for the right to vote so don’t let them down. Michael Gold…

Payment by Results(PbR) is worse than PFI for the NHS

May 20, 2015

“That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” Noam Chomsky   Politicians love to blame everyone else for bringing the NHS to its knees – even the patients themselves are seen to be guilty. How dare you grow old, have dementia, have cancer, be overweight, smoke or need to attend A&E! But the horrific truth is that instead of protecting the NHS, politicians from all the main parties have got into bed with the private healthcare companies, to make the NHS look and perform like a…

BUPA VAT

Taxpayers subsidising private pharmacies?

May 17, 2015

It looks as though the UK Government is subsiding private healthcare companies by allowing them to claim back VAT. And this is possibly illegal under EU regulations. A VAT loophole has led to the absurdity of NHS hospitals closing down their own pharmacies and the private sector opening new pharmacies in their place1.  This is happening because the private sector can claim back VAT paid on drugs, yet a NHS pharmacy cannot!! This financial chicanery is costing the British taxpayer a vast amount of money, which will increase as many more privately owned hospital pharmacies are planned. When asked about…

Keynes

Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary!

May 9, 2015

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda It’s a political – not an economic – decision…

Neo-Liberalism – Invisible Fascism?

Apr 25, 2015

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a mergerof State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini The UK economy today has some startling similarities to the economy of Nazi Germany and privatisation is at the heart of both. The Spanish economist Germà Bel1 stated that the word – which is synonymous with neo-liberalism and Thatcher – has its origins in the German word reprivatisierung (denationalisation) and the term was first used in English by the Berlin correspondent of the Economist in 19361 to describe how the Nazi economy worked. The overriding image of fascism is the Nazi jackboot…

Payment by Results(PbR) is worse than PFI for the NHS

“That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” Noam Chomsky   Politicians love to blame everyone else for bringing the NHS to its knees – even the patients themselves are seen to be guilty. How dare you grow old, have dementia, have cancer, be overweight, smoke or need to attend A&E! But the horrific truth is that instead of protecting the NHS, politicians from all the main parties have got into bed with the private healthcare companies, to make the NHS look and perform like a…

BUPA VAT

Taxpayers subsidising private pharmacies?

It looks as though the UK Government is subsiding private healthcare companies by allowing them to claim back VAT. And this is possibly illegal under EU regulations. A VAT loophole has led to the absurdity of NHS hospitals closing down their own pharmacies and the private sector opening new pharmacies in their place1.  This is happening because the private sector can claim back VAT paid on drugs, yet a NHS pharmacy cannot!! This financial chicanery is costing the British taxpayer a vast amount of money, which will increase as many more privately owned hospital pharmacies are planned. When asked about…

Keynes

Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary!

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda It’s a political – not an economic – decision…

Neo-Liberalism – Invisible Fascism?

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a mergerof State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini The UK economy today has some startling similarities to the economy of Nazi Germany and privatisation is at the heart of both. The Spanish economist Germà Bel1 stated that the word – which is synonymous with neo-liberalism and Thatcher – has its origins in the German word reprivatisierung (denationalisation) and the term was first used in English by the Berlin correspondent of the Economist in 19361 to describe how the Nazi economy worked. The overriding image of fascism is the Nazi jackboot…