How austerity caused the NHS crisis

When the coalition government first introduced its landmark Health and Social Care Act

Who is being hurt the most?

Three different think tanks produced three contrasting analyses of the effects of the Chancellor’s autumn statement of November 17th 2022

Don’t panic about the birth of Baby 8 Billion. Before he’s 65 our numbers will be in reverse

We should not be alarmed at the rise in global population; it’s inequality, greed and waste that are the real problems of our age.

A return to austerity is not inevitable, it is a political choice

With the autumn budget announced today (17/11/2022) and the Conservative government once again signalling a return to austerity, it is timely to be reminded of two key points.

A Tale of Three Elections

On September 5th 2022 Liz Truss was elected as Prime Minster winning 81,326 votes

Austerity led to twice as many excess UK deaths as previously thought – here’s what that means for future cuts

More people died from the austerity in the five years before the pandemic than have died from COVID since.

Let them eat growth?

Politics is about people, about our different views and our understandings about people

The “mini-budget” will make the UK the most unequal country in Europe

Growing inequality in the UK has implications for health.

A Letter from Helsinki

I arrived in Helsinki in early summer 2022 to attend Europe’s largest conference on

A Review of Branko Milanovic’s Capitalism and Global Income Inequality

Branko Milanovic’s Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World begins, provocatively

When the old suffer too: the cycle of intergenerational inequality

There is a time honoured, effective, but ultimately illogical argument made about generations.

The share of people working in public service

The government could, if it wished, claim that in 2021 it was employing more people in public sector jobs than John Major did.

The end of great expectations?

The pandemic inquiry must account for stalling life expectancy before the pandemic, Editorial, British Medical Journal

The Trickle Up of Fear

Slowly and strangely the world changes. We adapt, but it changes us too. We are not the people we were.

The never-ending pandemic

The pandemic is not ending—and it may not end in our lifetimes.