Tax rise payments from over 8 million people needed to fund NHS litigation An influential parliamentary committee has been warned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) that the Health and Social Care Levy of 1.25% could be swallowed up by the amounts being paid out each year in NHS clinical negligence claims. In evidence to… Read more »
Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »
Against the looming backdrop of proposed press regulation, the hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson continues. Labour make a video – but Richard Littlejohn is unimpressed. And Karl Marx makes a comeback.
Iain Duncan Smith’s department went into crisis-limitation mode today, after the Supreme Court ruled its back to work scheme was illegal.