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Why the Tories cannot be trusted with our NHS

An assessment of how well the government has handled the coronavirus emergency will certainly be needed – but now is not the time, according to many voices. Michael Madden begs to differ, arguing that the controlling forces within the government are dedicated to the privatisation of the NHS and its subordination to market forces.

Posted 19:41 Thursday, May 21, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Boris Johnson Dominic Raab ERG Margaret Thatcher Michael Madden nhs Tories Winston Churchill

Yes and no to government housing proposals

The government has promised to roll out new measures, aimed at both local planning authorities and developers, to tackle what it calls the ‘housing crisis’ and boost house-building. Council leader Peter Chowney welcomes some of the proposals but is less impressed with others. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 07:24 Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: David Cameron development housing housing crisis local authorities Local Plan Margaret Thatcher nimbyism Park Lane Goup Peter Chowney planning Sajid Javid Station Plaza housing development Theresa May

There are many myths that the beneficiaries of neo-liberal capitalism like to peddle about the Thatcher years. The most frequent is that economic growth was much better under Thatcher and she enabled the UK to ‘catch up’ with other capitalist economies. However, it is time to look afresh at the 1970s. Lee Humphries writes.

Posted 11:42 Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 In: Literature Tags: John Medhurst Lee Humphries Margaret Thatcher Printed Matter Bookshop That Option No Longer Exists Tony Benn

Tackling housing and homelessness in Hastings

The government’s relentless imposition of austerity naturally hits the worst-off hardest. Given the drastic shortage of social and affordable housing, finding and keeping a place to live has become a problem for many in Hastings. Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, told Nick Terdre how it is tackling problems of housing and homelessness in difficult circumstances.

Posted 16:35 Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: Amicus Horizon benefit sanctions Hastings Borough Council homelessness housing housing company Margaret Thatcher Nick Terdre Orbit Homes Peter Chowney Seaview selective licensing Snowflake Universal Credit
The English Cemetery, Marcus Harvey, 2016 © Marcus Harvey and Vigo Gallery

Marcus Harvey at the Jerwood

The Chapman Brothers exhibited at the Jerwood in 2014 and are now followed by another YBA (Young British Artist): Marcus Harvey. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to experience the exhibition as she was not very familiar with his work. Except for one specific piece of art.

Posted 13:32 Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Margaret Thatcher Myra Hindley Picasso Tony Blair

Hastings: development or democracy?

How is local democracy bearing up in the face of the development-at-all-costs policy handed down by central government and eagerly embraced by local government? Not very well, in the opinion of Michael Madden, who argues that we must find our way back to a world in which our elected representatives act in our interests.

Forget Labour – it’s time to move on

Posted 21:37 Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 In: Politics Tags: Attlee Clean Air Act Clive Gross equal pay Frankie Boyle Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Margaret Thatcher Private Finance Initiative Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell Trades Union Congress

The enemy within

In his reflections on Margaret Thatcher, Sean O’ Shea demonstrates how the theatre of the mind as much as the theatre of political economy informs decision making in affairs of state.

Posted 15:03 Friday, Aug 2, 2013 In: SOS Tags: Margaret Thatcher
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