The latest multi-billion pound move in NHS privatisation – is the endgame in sight?

10 May 2019 — OurNHS

Private healthcare firms have just been offered a substantial say in deciding how billions of pounds of NHS mental health money is spent.

Jessica Ormerod Deborah Harrington

“No privatisation of the NHS on my watch,” said Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, shortly after taking up his post. But this week the Health Services Journal (HSJ) revealed that “Providers offered control of NHSE budgets worth billions” (paywall). The article is explicit that the private healthcare sector is central among those now being offered control of at least £2billion of mental health cash.

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France hosts “Christchurch call” summit to intensify internet censorship By Will Morrow

16 May 2019 — WSWS

The international “Christchurch call” summit held Wednesday in Paris, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, marked a further step in the drive by the world’s capitalist governments and the corporate technology giants to censor social media and muzzle rising social opposition in the working class and among young people.

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