Corporate management tactics – and the mantra to 'do more with less' – claimed to be cutting waste from the NHS, but what they actually cut was resilience and its ability to deal with crises like Covid-19.
Today marks 10 years since the first Coalition austerity budget. The last decade showed that austerity can be worse for the economy than any recession – but the government is determined to ignore the lesson.
The NHS was already in crisis before coronavirus, now research shows 300,000 of its workers want to leave – any end to the lockdown has to put their safety first, and commit to real investment in improving conditions.
The portrayal of Aberfan in Netflix's 'The Crown' teaches the audience to judge the establishment based on its reaction to working-class disasters - rather than its complicity in their causes.