Can the welfare state be saved on its 70th birthday?

NHS was established on the basis that there should be free medical care to the entire population. Back in 1948, it was the first such scheme in any Western country, funded by the taxpayer and from no other source. But now the NHS is a euphemism for privatisation, cuts to services and the retrenchment of benefits. So what has happened?

Democracy in crisis: Where front is back, white is black and lies are truth

Almost half of the UK’s combined print and online press is owned by just two billionaires – which confirms renowned American journalist, A J Liebling’s adage that “freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” We ask what this has meant for the recent coverage of local elections.

Playing with fire

Syria has for a long period been predicated on regime change and some obvious questions remain unanswered by the ‘arm chair generals’ itching for war. Daniel Margrain unlocks the corporate media and the mainstream commentariat and explains the historical role the West has played in helping to foment regional instability and conflict in Syria.

Time to question more

Many corporate journalists who claimed to have learned hard lessons from the WMD debacle in Iraq are the same journalists who are currently regurgitating the UK government propaganda line in relation to the alleged Russian poisoning even before a speck of evidential dust has settled. Daniel Margrain provides some much-needed clarity around about current ‘free press’.

Is the ‘Novichok’ story the UKs latest WMD scam?

All inept and incompetent governments throughout history have seemingly been guided in their foreign policy approaches by the famous aphorism: “War is the continuation of politics by other means”. Daniel Margrain outlines the insanity of the current Conservative government tactic of belligerence and confrontation over diplomacy with Russia in response to the poisoning of the Russian-cum-British spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in the city of Salisbury where they lived.

Is corporate journalism betraying the people of the Middle East?

The mainstream corporate media collectively fail in their duty to report the facts in the Middle East. It’s agenda-driven all the way –
time and time again. Daniel Margrain lays out the facts so you can see a perspective that won’t get reported in the mainstream outlets.

The on-going stitch-up against Julian Assange

The UN findings confirmed that Assange’s detention has been unlawful since his very first arrest in the United Kingdom in 2010. But Phillip Hammond thinks the UN detention report ‘frankly ridiculous’. Daniel Margrain unpicks the real drivers of this cat and mouse saga.