If he was alive today, Sir Henry Willink would have been an enthusiastic supporter of a comprehensive US/UK trade deal.
Posts Tagged: Nye Bevan
If we are going to build 300,000 homes and ensure public support, quality really counts. Let’s have new homes that we can be proud of for hundreds of years.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Corbyn has the charm of a perfectly working steam locomotive of the 1940s
The Labour leader claimed the Tories are privatising the NHS, and May sheltered behind what Labour did in power.
When a ‘right-wing’ politician is nominated for a plaque, it is almost bound to be controversial with ‘the left’. Tories are much more generous.
Higher taxes. Social insurance. New Commissions. Reforming NI. Debate on health and social care gathers pace.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Profile: Henry Willink, the Conservative who proposed a National Health Service before Bevan created one
Yet the role of the Tories, under Churchill’s leadership, in the development of the NHS is today entirely forgotten, and so is his Health Minister’s contribution.
His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
The Bevan “quote” he keeps citing was made up for a 1990s television play.
Tim Bale: The Corn Laws analogy is misplaced. There’s no good reason why the Tories should split over Europe.
One would be hard-pressed to think of a single mainstream centre-right party that has melted down even the most fundamental of internal disagreements.
Our new report finds that the Government could help families, slash Housing Benefit bills and save up to £1 trillion by taking a leaf out of Harold Macmillan’s book.
They and other similar groups are a minor curiosity in this election, but they are a sign of a culture to the left of Labour in parts of our healthcare system.
It was the wartime Minister for Health, the Conservative Party’s Sir Henry Willink, who actually published the 1944 White Paper in response titled ‘A National Health Service’.
In April, we will be able to book GP and hospital appointments online, and have access to a summary of our GP record. Imagine a time when you can skype your GP…
While Labour continue to deny their failings, we are making the NHS the most transparent, accountable healthcare system in the world.