Today, the NHS is celebrated. But for ten years it has been subject to destructive cutbacks, which led to crumbling facilities, outsourcing, privatisation and staff pay freezes – now is the time to demand better.
Today would have been Tony Benn's 95th birthday. We remember his contributions to the Labour Party, democracy and socialism.
A 2014 report warned that reforms to the NHS would make it vulnerable to pandemics – by making staff redundant, undermining public health and defining spare capacity as waste. It was ignored.