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Are We Ready to Raise Taxes to Fund Britain’s NHS?

"There are critical political questions to be answered about how much extra we are all prepared to pay for decent, modern, and well-integrated health...

Podcast: The NHS, Immigration, and Brexit

I spoke with Julia Hartley-Brewer of talkRADIO on Friday morning about ongoing issues around the UK's planned --- or not very well planned ---...

70 Years After the UK’s National Assistance Act, 4 Lessons on...

As UK Government reviews social care, what can it learn from Britain's first major initiative? Professor Catherine Needham writes for the Social Sciences Birmingham Forum: With...

Podcast: Trump’s Attack on Britain’s National Health Service

On Monday, Donald Trump fired a Twitter shot at Britain's National Health Service: The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are...

UK Budget: 7 Perspectives on Healthcare, Housing, Taxation, & “Austerity”

"This Budget means more austerity" 7 University of Birmingham academics review Wednesday's UK budget announcement, which projected five years of little growth amid departure from...

After the WannaCry Attack, Can the UK Government Provide Cyber-Security?

"What can the government do to prevent cyber-intrusions? The simple answer is not a lot." Gavin E.L. Hall of the University of Birmingham writes for...

Why Britain’s National Health Service Was Unprepared for Ransomware Attack

UPDATE, MAY 15: Conor McKenna's discussion with BBC World News about the ransomware attack, its effects, and security measures. Conor McKenna of EA and the...

Podcasts: The Cyber-Attacks on Britain’s National Health Service

Conor McKenna speaks with BBC outlets on Friday and Saturday about cyber-attacks on Britain's National Health Service, part of a global operation --- apparently...