Tag Archives: NHS

  1. How the Lib Dems plan to make EU think again

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    May 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Assessing this Liberal Democrat manifesto is an odd business. They aren’t even suggesting that it is a manifesto for Government, …
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  2. EU Referendum – the two lies behind the ‘£350m a week’ claim

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    June 6, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the central message of your referendum campaign consists of two lies you have a problem. The picture above shows …
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  3. How should I vote tomorrow? 2 – the Parties

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    May 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The problem for me is that I know too much. It is not a matter of conceit,  but a fact …
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  4. UKIP should understand that cutting foreign aid will INCREASE health tourism

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    April 7, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    During last week’s leaders’ debate we saw the launch of what UKIP insiders have called a ‘shock and awful’ strategy …
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  5. Profit caps for private healthcare providers – The wrong answer to a problem that doesn’t exist

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    March 30, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I wish someone could take Ed Miliband by the lapels and ‘help’ him to understand that demand has to meet supply. …
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  6. Why the Conservatives should talk more about the NHS

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    March 27, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are a lot of frustrated people following this election campaign. Journalists are frustrated by only receiving pre-prepared soundbites and …
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  7. Andy Burnham and the NHS – lose the politics

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    January 29, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    He won’t like the comparison, but Andy Burnham is going to find out over the next few months what it …
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  8. Why there is nothing odd about SNP MPs voting on English health laws that involve money

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    January 23, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It seems that Nicola Sturgeon just has to sneeze these days and Westminster, both politicians and journalists, runs around trying …
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  9. The NHS is a political football for a good reason

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    January 13, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    First of all, let me get something straight. Labour has every right to use the NHS as a political football, …
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  10. The NHS – contracting out is not privatisation, and the left should stop shouting “squirrel”

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    December 16, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If you ever want to see a real Conservative in action, listen to someone from the left talk about the …
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  11. Jack Monroe, and the left’s confusion between wrong and wicked

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    November 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Look at the picture, bottom right, of David Cameron and his son Ivan. Ivan died, aged six, in 2009, having …
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  12. Nigel Farage wants his country back. To what extent?

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    November 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Journalists love Nigel Farage for a simple reason – he gives good copy. He says what he believes and isn’t …
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  13. The best way to pay for the NHS in future? Immigration

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    November 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, published a report last week into the future of the health service, …
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  14. Have we just discovered that the NHS is a Westminster bubble issue but not a voting issue

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    October 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amongst the fall-out from the astonishing performance of UKIP on Thursday in the Heywood and Middleton by-election, it is possible …
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  15. Cameron delivers a speech aimed at tightening the Tory defence of Downing Street

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    October 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron made his pitch to the nation yesterday in his last conference speech before the 2015 General Election. The …
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  16. Ed Miliband – you forgot the economy, stupid

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    September 24, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband forgot two sections of his speech today. One of his favourite party tricks is to memorise his speeches …
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  17. Ed Miliband must speak clearly about why ordinary people should vote Labour

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    September 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    This week is the Labour Party’s conference. Conference season in the UK is a time when policy proposals are discussed …
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  18. Whole of life health and social care insurance or “Death tax”? Worth a debate

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    August 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Two years’ ago, having supported Andrew Lansley’s reforms, David Cameron lost his bottle in the face of opposition from health …
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  19. Austerity 2 – you ain’t seen nothing yet

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    July 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The UK has one of the largest budget deficits in the world. The amount that our government spending exceeds our …
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  20. The N-H-S – Cameron’s 2010 priority should become Labour’s 2015 focus

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    June 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron, in the run-up to the 2010 General Election, said that his priorities could be summed up in three …
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  21. Dr Sarah Wollaston – the type of person who gives MPs a good name

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    June 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Dr Sarah Wollaston is the answer I give to anyone who lazily tells me that MPs are all the same …
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  22. Labour’s 48-hour GP pledge – strange politics and economics?

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    May 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Ed Miliband’s pledge that under a Labour government all patients will get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours is …
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