Posts tagged with: Inequality

How the Government is Destroying the NHS

  The government has a Health & Care Bill which it claims will not harm the NHS. Here, for example, is the reply sent by an MP to her constituent – according to which there is nothing to fear in the Bill at all. But when the House of Lords tries to amend the Bill […]

Responsible Government?

We live in a representative democracy: we elect MPs and they are responsible for governing on our behalf.  Or so the theory goes. Currently, we have a government which appears to have no care at all for this theoretical responsibility: They do not care about the truth; They do not care about the law; and […]

Why Sunak Fails

Every spring, the Chancellor produces a mini-budget, the Spring Statement. This one faces a few challenges: for the last 12 years, most people in the UK have been getting poorer which is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern British history; we have a still unresolved pandemic which has both health and economic side-effects; oil and energy […]

When the 99% Become the Downwardly Mobile

  You may feel life is getting less and less affordable – as many people do. But the government claims that the UK has a strongly growing economy and that we all benefit from that. It even, not entirely truthfully, claims that we have the fastest growing economy in the G7. You may be wondering […]

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 […]

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