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All is not lost for Labour (yet)

Posted on December 18, 2015 by Gareth Williams

All is not lost (yet) Dark times rein in the Labour Party. It’s impossible to move on social media for stories of disgruntled centrists cancelling their direct debit and leaving the fold. I understand – though I disagree. Much metaphoric ink has been spilled, and clicks generated regarding the end of the party. Again, I
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Healthcare, Politics

Rage against the BMAchine

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Gareth Williams

With the Trade Union Bill grinding its way to the upper house, it is worth noting that the majority of British trade unions today can barely organise a pissup in the proverbial brewery, let alone meaningfully compromise the nation’s economy as they could 40 years ago. At worst, even the most effective can occasionally inconvenience
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American Politics, Health, Healthcare

Coding Obamacare

Posted on June 20, 2015 by Gareth Williams

Irrespective of the outcome of the latest round of litigation, The ACA or “Obamacare” is neither the catastrophe its critics predicted nor the unmitigated success some of its supporters now herald. Partly, this is a function of its Herculean objectives. It aimed to increase coverage and competition while reducing costs; goals which were not only
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Fear and loathing on election night: 2015 edition

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Gareth Williams

A week on from what can only be described as electoral Armageddon, I still struggle with the scope of Labour’s defeat and with the conflicting emotions it carried with it. I understand the raw mathematics of it – Labour’s worst performance since 1983. I understand the reasons behind it and, at the back of my
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