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2019 Resolutions for the NHS?

We’ve just seen a 10-year plan for the NHS, and surely the most obvious questions is: “Why not before?” I have worked in the NHS as a hospital doctor since 1981 and have seen it grow, improve and deteriorate across different sectors in that period.   However, at no time has the situation been this dire, and for one single reason:...

Published on 09 Jan 2019

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Theresa May's Cocktail Party

Upon hearing the news that Theresa May is hosting two drinks receptions for Conservative MPs this week to try and sway them into voting for her Brexit deal, some friends - and foes – devised a cocktail menu for our Prime Minister to use*. She's even contributed a recipe herself. Have a sip below… I’m Old Fashioned – Jacob Rees-Mogg...

Published on 08 Jan 2019

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Renew Kids on the Block Podcast - Episode 1

In the first episode of our brand new online podcast, Dan James talks to Renew Leader Annabel Mullin. Listen here now to find out more about Annabel's journey with the party and our radical ambition to reform the UK's failing political system beyond Brexit.  

Published on 08 Jan 2019

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The Challenges that Local Authorities Face When it Comes to Home Help

I recently worked with a London borough council to help their programmes team to better understand the domiciliary care market place and the factors that affect the provision of these services in terms of availability and cost.   Currently councils spend millions on the provision of these services, which include supporting adults to continue to live independently in their own...

Published on 07 Jan 2019

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The UK - A Country Divided Against Itself?

The real crime of Nigel Farage and the other “guilt men” is not simply the campaign to leave the EU, which perhaps they truly believe to be good for the UK.   Their misdemeanors run deeper than that. Farage and friends legitimised, and tapped into, latent anxieties and irrational fears. They made good use of the conman’s greatest allies -...

Published on 04 Jan 2019

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A Letter from Dartmoor: What it Means to be a Politician

Renew Potential Parliamentary Candidate Dræyk van der Hørn reflects on the definition of political service   This letter is prompted by a friend, Robert W. R. Walker, who recently posted on social media, “The problem with politics is that wanting to be a politician should immediately disqualify you”!As someone looking at being co-opted as a Parish Councillor and considering my...

Published on 04 Jan 2019

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