REDESIGN IS FIRST STEP TO PRIVATISATION

News reaches me today that the SNP Council have supported the Health & Social Care Partnership’s decision to spend £400,000 on employing “Change Managers” to “redesign” all the care services.  This is the H&SCP that recently increased the charge for the emergency Alert Alarm System by 100% and also increased Daycare charges again for vulnerable people by 60%. … More REDESIGN IS FIRST STEP TO PRIVATISATION

GENERAL ELECTION: WILLIAM KEEGAN ON ECONOMIC ISSUES

Wilson was a skilled strategist and tactician. Whether or not David Cameron – less serious, and essentially a public relations man – was consciously trying to emulate Wilson (in going over the heads of his Eurosceptical wing, John Major’s “bastards”) I have no idea. But he made a real mess of it, and we are where we are: not to put too fine a point on it, we are the laughing stock of the world, and the British polity is up the creek. … More GENERAL ELECTION: WILLIAM KEEGAN ON ECONOMIC ISSUES