Trump, May, sexist politics and the NHS

There’s the pussy-grabbing, fat-shaming, Presidential brand of sexism, and then there’s the Prime Ministerial variety. Cleverer, more insidious and often – though not always – cloaked in a veneer of old Etonian charm. As 100,000 men and women marched in London this weekend against Trump’s unabashed misogyny, I reflected ruefully on David Cameron’s grandiose promises…

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If Jeremy Hunt wanted to win the junior doctors’ dispute he should have learnt how to use Twitter 

(Originally published in Independent Voices, 18.05.16) From the moment Jeremy Hunt lobbed his seven-day grenade into doctors’ laps last summer, he knew precisely the media narrative he intended to craft. This was to be a blockbuster classic of libertarian right versus militant left, government and trade union locked in combat. Grassroots junior doctors like me,…

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