Opinion – Neil Kinnock warns Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Stop Brexit to save NHS’ – Guardian/Observer

Here’s an important article in the Observer by Miles Savage, Policy Editor, citing remarks by Neil Kinnock. I never thought that I would ever agree with Neil Kinnock. For me, Kinnock always flew a false flag – built his career as a socialist but then the Kinnock family cleaned up with some gold-plated EU questions. But Kinnock is right to highlight that Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit strategy is wishy-washy. The bottom line is Corbyn has a brilliant opportunity to decisively take the lead on Brexit, and give us a vision of his potential leadership of the UK. Unfortunately, Corbyn is still a protest politician, unable to deliver change – he prefers to sow disruption and wait for the revolution. Thoughts?

Opinion – Chart of the Week: Inequality, Your Health and Fiscal Policy – IMF Blog

Here’s a must-read blog from the IMF. The evidence is clear and the IMF’s insight is penetrating. But in country’s like the UK, with falling output measures, healthcare remains a political football. Read the UK media and one gets the impression that for the left-wing the answer is to throw money at the National Heath Service (NHS) – whereas, for the right-wing, it’s to privatise publicly ownerd services, possibly selling them to major US multi-nationals in exchange for a generous post-Brexit trade deal. But the IMF blog highlights that the solution is in the scope of public healthcare. In other words, as has been highlighted by this blog for over five years, public healthcare must be addressed as a strategic challenge – sadly, recent UK government have been light on effective strategic analysis and deliver. My own career specialized in delivering strategic change. Views?