Posts tagged with: Extreme right-wing

The Reality of Health Insurance

    In the UK, our healthcare is (largely) funded through the tax system and provided by the NHS. But Sajid Javid does not like that. He thinks, “government shouldn’t own all risks and responsibilities in life. We, as citizens, have to take some responsibility for our health too. We shouldn’t always go first to […]

Combatting Dangerous Bills

This government has introduced several Bills which are against the interests of 99% of the UK population. We and other organisations are campaigning against them. To campaign effectively, it is crucial to understand how Bills become law and how bad Bills can be scrapped or amended. This article explains both the normal process by which […]

Letter sent to 99% members

Dear Member, Johnson has made it clear that he will not go quietly. And even if his departure is now inevitable, he can still do an immense amount of damage before he leaves. So this week, we are asking you to make sure your MP knows your views on our Prime Minister. What Johnson can still […]

The Wars of Johnson’s Career

The most ridiculous war in British history is possibly the War of Jenkins’ Ear. But the most needlessly damaging may be the Wars of Johnson’s Career. In order to promote or salvage his own career, Johnson has dragged Britain into metaphorical but enormously damaging wars with: The European Union; UK business and economy; The British […]

Through the Crystal Ball

2021 was a momentous year politically, in terms of public health, and in terms of the economy. It was also the year which showed us how unpredictable the world can be – and in particular the world of politics. In September, Johnson reshuffled his cabinet; and this reshuffle was described by the FT as displaying […]

Christmas Letter: Highs and Lows of 2021

Dear 99% members (and other readers),   As 2021 draws towards a close, I thought it might be worth quickly reviewing some of the high and low points of the year. The year began, as it is ending, with concern about whether the government is doing enough to protect the population of the UK from […]

Four ways to privatise the NHS

The government and its supporters deny that there has been or ever will be any privatisation of the NHS. In their response to the NHS petition, they said: “The government has been steadfast in its commitment to the guiding principles of the NHS which mean the NHS is not and never will be for sale […]

Government Response to NHS Petition

When the Health and Care Bill was presented, we launched a petition asking for its worst features to be amended so that it could not be used to facilitate a move towards a US-style healthcare system in the UK.  The reasons for our concern and the amendments we felt were the minimum necessary to make […]

Plunderland Revisited

  Suppose, hypothetically speaking, that a group of extreme right-wing market fundamentalists managed to take control of a country in order to usher in a world where, in the words of Lord Rees-Mogg: The new Sovereign Individual will operate like the gods of myth in the same physical environment as the ordinary, subject citizen, but […]

Join the members of the 99% movement in creating a fairer future.

We will not contact you without your permission. If you want to receive weekly or monthly updates, be sure to tick the box.

We will not sell or give your details to any other organisation without your express permission.