Colin Leys is an honorary professor at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of Market Driven Politics: Neoliberal Democracy and the Public Interest and, with Stewart Player, The Plot Against the NHS (Merlin Press, 2011).
Stewart Player and Colin Leys on the consultancy firm making a fortune from the privatisation of the NHS
With the health bill passed, the government is now setting about forcing the market into the NHS. Colin Leys looks at what is likely to happen next
Colin Leys says party members face a choice – is loyalty to their leaders more important than the future of the health service?
Colin Leys looks at how Scotland and Wales have rejected marketising the NHS
Colin Leys on the proposed changes to the health bill, and how we can use the pause to defend the NHS
Stewart Player and Colin Leys expose the reality of the government's plans for the health service
Colin Leys examines how and why Labour is destroying the NHS
With little public support for private healthcare, the proponents of marketisation are finding new ways to undermine the NHS. Stewart Player and Colin Leys investigate
With the hospital ‘deficits crisis’ dominating the headlines, amidst claims that increases in NHS funding have been eaten up by pay and other cost increases, Colin Leys continues Red Pepper’s exposure of what is really happening in the health service.
New Labour is in the process of achieving what Thatcher didn’t dare – the demolition of the National Health Service
Colin Leys describes how the Hutton report has left the BBC dangerously exposed to the demands of its corporate and Westminster enemies
With the BBC suffering a post-Hutton savaging and Rupert Murdoch, Conrad Black and many in the Labour Party keen to see British broadcasting mimic the monopolistic, right-wing US model, it's time the left leapt to the corporation's defence.