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).
How do we ensure that the collapse of Carillion proves a true watershed moment in how we organise society? By Colin Leys.
McKinsey’s unhealthy profits
Stewart Player and Colin Leys on the consultancy firm making a fortune from the privatisation of the NHS
After the health bill: The end of the NHS as we know it
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
This weekend’s NHS vote is the Lib Dems’ last chance
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
Making sense of the ‘pause’ in the health bill
Colin Leys on the proposed changes to the health bill, and how we can use the pause to defend the NHS
Dismantling the NHS
Stewart Player and Colin Leys expose the reality of the government's plans for the health service
Killing your own creation
Colin Leys examines how and why Labour is destroying the NHS
Under the knife
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
The great NHS ‘deficits’ con
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.
Not safe in their hands
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
Saving broadcasting for democracy
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.