More than a decade of privatisation and underfunding has left the NHS on its knees. If we want to preserve a public health service that is free at the point of use and available to all, now is the time to fight for it.
Reports of discussions about a two-tier NHS in Scotland only make explicit what’s been clear for a long time: that across the UK, our public health service is being stripped away – and we need to fight to restore it everywhere.
After a year of corruption, delay, and denial, the government can’t be trusted to hold itself accountable for Britain’s extraordinary Covid death toll – so campaigners, workers and bereaved families are doing it instead.
From pro-market reforms of the NHS to austerity and the hostile environment, a decade worth of Tory policies have undermined Britain’s response to coronavirus – with fatal consequences.