An interesting mental exercise is to identify an institution that expands through failure. I can only come up with one – prisons.
Posts by Neil Shastri-Hurst
Neil Shastri-Hurst is a former British Army Officer, doctor, and Conservative activist in BirminghamFollow @
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Like a phoenix from the ashes of the Covid crisis, now is the time for a new social contract to arise
The present social contract was written when the number of taxpayers well outstripped the number of retirees. But times have changed.
During this crisis, people have forgotten that it fulfils diplomatic functions as much as scientific ones.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Turkey and Hungary cannot be allowed to continue to contravene the principles of NATO
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
While we want to honour our healthcare system and its workers, we must be open to exploring how we can improve it too.
Whilst loneliness is an inherent aspect of human existence, long-term loneliness has been linked with health inequality and poor life outcomes.
Applying the principles of prevention, treatment and recovery could deliver results. This could be a real legacy.
Trump, Erdogan and Macron all pose difficulties for the alliance. Corbyn in Downing Street would pose deeper and more dangerous ones.
A new report by the Society of Conservative Lawyers argues that prior Parliamentary approval for military action is a dangerous game and has no constitutional law basis.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: McCain in America, Mercer here in Britain. It’s time for soldier-statesmen to take the lead.
These men and women offer a solution to a nation and a wider world crying out for leadership. They truly get the concepts of duty, service, and nationhood.
It flies in the face of our values that girls should be forced to miss school because they can’t afford sanitary products.
If required, Britain’s removal, temporarily, from the European Court of Human Rights when forces are sent into conflict may be necessary.
The target for time from referral to the first consultation is 28 days. But there is a range of more than 90 per cent in achieving this.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: As both a doctor and a Conservative, I ask: is the current NHS worth fighting for?
The current format of the service is no longer meeting the demands on it – a truth that neither the Government nor its critics are facing up to.
Getting the new Strategic Defence and Security Review right is about more than simply hitting NATO targets – it’s about our place in the world.