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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

Two crises with the same cause

Comparing HM Government’s handling of two crises – coronavirus and climate change – leads Michael Madden, Hastings resident, environmental campaigner and painter, to some interesting conclusions.

Posted 17:47 Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: climate change coronavirus free market Gaia Greta Thunberg James Lovelock Michael Madden nature Thatcher
Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (4)

Michael Madden: painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about art – the last in a series of four interviews.

Posted 15:48 Monday, Nov 25, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Boticelli Michael Madden Pablo Picasso Rembrant Rodin roland jarvis Van Gogh Vermeer
Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on the current environmental crisis (3)

Michael Madden: painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about the planet, the environmental crisis, the big corporations and human nature.

Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (2)

Michael Madden: painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, work, the Labour Party and the state of the planet. 

Posted 17:16 Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Michael Madden
Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (1)

Michael Madden, painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, work, the Labour Party and the state of the planet. 

How would Tressell vote on 3 May?

How would Robert Tressell, author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, vote in the forthcoming local elections? More than a century after his death, Tressell’s legacy is disputed among those who call themselves socialists. Former Labour Party member Michael Madden wonders how he would find today’s Hastings.

Why Hastings is still Mugsborough

Michael Madden is a stalwart supporter of the Labour Party, but not of the ruling Labour group on Hastings Borough Council. In fact he was recently expelled from the local Labour Party. Here he details his serious falling-out with his former party colleagues over the council’s attitude towards planning, and in particular its actions in the Country Park, and compares HBC with the council described in Robert Tressell’s fictional town of Mugsborough, a thinly disguised portrait of Hastings in the Edwardian era.

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