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Nye Bevan’s dream: a history of the NHS

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

In 1948 the health minister strode into a Manchester hospital to launch a free healthcare services that are has brought innovation and disagreement ever since Almost 68 years after its creation, the National Health Service founding principles remain intact: it continues to be funded from general taxation and free at the point of use. Here […]

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CPAC sells young conservatives with ‘hip and cool’ swag

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th June 2017

National Harbor, Maryland( CNN) It was early Friday afternoon on the ground floor of the Conservative Political Action Conference here, just hours after President Donald Trump had stoked the faithful, and the “art therapy lounge” was softly abuzz. Two young women plonked themselves down on a pair of beanbag chairs, grabbed “snowflake coloring books” and […]

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The power of one: how single women are reshaping the political landscape

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th June 2017

Rebecca Traisters new volume All the Single Ladies argues that unmarried females are changing US politics to the left. Could the same happen in Britain? Hard-working families. Tax breaches for matrimony. Helping couples on to the housing ladder. Theyre such well-worn political cliches that most of us barely even notice how odd they started to […]

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Ivanka Trump returns quietly to campaign trail, faces no questions about allegations against her dad

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd June 2017

Washington( CNN) Moment before her father accepted his party’s nomination, Ivanka Trump appeared on the stage in Cleveland, defending him as “colorblind and gender neutral, ” imploring would-be advocates to judge Donald Trump “by his results.” In a campaign ad released in May, the 34 -year-old Trump was the face of the campaign’s most overt […]

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Trump is trading on prejudice- and if May is a true friend she’ll tell him | Sarah Wollaston

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th June 2017

From the Muslim travel ban to womens rights, the Trump administration is taking the world backwards. Westminster should not be fawning over him Donald Trump induced no secret of his deeply divisive instincts during his campaign for the White House. Vile racial and religion stereotyping, misogyny, his support for torture, even parodying those with disabilities. […]

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CNN’s Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee shortlist

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th June 2017

( CNN) Judicial conservatives are buzzing about a new Supreme Court justice who could cement a conservative majority on the bench for decades. President-elect Donald Trump has given a firm commitment to Republicans that he will stick to a listing of 21 potential conservative nominees released during the campaign, and pledged to make a pick […]

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Puerto Ricos Exodus Is Speeding the Islands Economic Collapse

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th June 2017

The choice is heartbreaking: bide to help other families, or leave to help your own. That’s the calculation thousands in Puerto Rico are constructing. The insolvency of the U.S. commonwealth, the culmination of years of decline, has accelerated an exodus that’s adding to the island’s economic misery. A sign reads “For Sale” outside a home […]

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How Trump’s Supreme Court pick could affect millions worldwide

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th June 2017

( CNN) On Tuesday night, US President Donald Trump revealed his nominee for the Supreme Court. Neil Gorsuch, a 49 -year-old federal appellate judge from Colorado, is Trump’s pick to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died abruptly last year. Gorsuch will likely face a scald confirmation battle as Senate Democrat prepare to potentially filibuster […]

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Is Britain full? Home truths about the population anxiety

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th June 2017

There are 65 million people in the UK and the number is rising fast. Doom-mongers warn that schools, hospitals, roads and housing are overstretched. But are they right and should we fret? The northern ticket hallway of Kings Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to be a wonder of the London underground, with its […]

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Cutting Planned Parenthood funding is a great way to punish poor Americans

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st June 2017

Planned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall on Sept. 9, 2015. Image: AP With the imminent inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, Congressional Republicans now have exactly what they need to make good on a long-held obsession: “defunding” Planned Parenthood. Their […]

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