British voters are terrified of US companies privatizing the NHS. They should be | Astra Taylor

The US healthcare machine raked in $100bn last year and CEOs are salivating at the money they could extract from British patients As has been widely reported, if the Conservatives win the British election, a potential trade deal with the United States could put vital parts of the NHS remarked. NHS or anything else everything will be on the table, absolutely. Those of us across the pond are horrified on the UKs behalf. Dont let Trump and his cronies carve up the NHS. Vote and fight as if your life depends on it because it does. A jaw-dropping Americans say a friend or family member died because they were unable to afford medical treatment. Thats what it means for the …

Wealthy US donors gave millions to rightwing UK groups

Revelations raise questions about influence of foreign funding on British politics Eleven wealthy American donors who have given a total of more than $3.7m (2.86m) to rightwing UK groups in the past five years have been identified, raising questions about the influence of foreign funding on British politics. The donations have been given to four British thinktanks that have been vocal in the debate about Brexit and the shape of the UKs future trade with the EU, and an organisation that claims to be an independent grassroots campaign representing ordinary British taxpayers. Many of the donors have also given significant sums of money to a series of like-minded American groups which, like the British organisations, promote a free market agenda …

Antisemitism is vile, says Corbyn after rabbi’s criticism

Labour leader says there is no place for antisemitism in party and it will not be tolerated Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his belief that there is no place in Labour for antisemitism and vowed it would not be tolerated following claims from the chief rabbi that he has allowed the party to become poisoned with antisemitism. Justin Welby, in effecttweet highlighting the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews. At the launch of the partys race and faith manifesto, Corbyn said: Antisemitism in any form is vile and wrong. It is an evil within our society there is no place for it and under a Labour government it will not be tolerated in any form whatsoever. …

Jeremy Corbyn urges public to vote for ‘manifesto of hope’

Investment blitz promised as experts taken aback by scale of Labours tax and spend plans Jeremy Corbyn has urged the public to vote for his manifesto of hope as he unveiled plans for the most dramatic increase in tax and spending in more than half a century if Labour wins power next months general election. In an upbeat launch event at Birmingham City University, the Labour leader said he welcomed the hostility of the billionaires, bad bosses and dodgy landlords who would lose out from his policies. Experts were taken aback by the scale of Labours spending plans, which dwarfed the substantial increase in the size of the state envisaged in the partys 2017 manifesto. Universal free broadband, delivered by …