Savi Hensman's blog

The NHS Long Term Plan: first do no harm

“As well as addressing today’s challenges, the NHS Long Term Plan sets the NHS up to seize the opportunities of the future”, claimed Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary.

Violent fundamentalism in Pakistan and the USA

Hardliners are protesting in Pakistan after the conviction for blasphemy of a Christian farm labourer, Asia Bibi, was overturned .

US threat to transgender, intersex, women’s and gay rights

The US government is seeking to roll back the rights of transgender and intersex people, women’s rights and those of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Ashers ‘gay cake’ win is no loss for LGBT rights

The Supreme Court has decided that Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland did not discriminate by refusing to make a cake iced with the slogan ‘Support Gay

Johnson, Bannon, burqas and a struggling UK state

A leading UK politician’s refusal to apologise for stoking anti-Muslim prejudice has made the headlines.

Dangerous drive for ‘work’ at all costs continues, despite evidence

Social security ‘reforms’ have failed, even on their own terms.

Not learning from the past in Sri Lanka and beyond

In July 1983, Sri Lanka was engulfed by violence.

Huge anti-Trump protests but no room for complacency

A visit by the US president, Donald Trump, on 13 July 2018, sparked huge protests in the UK.

Saving the NHS – and ‘bright ideas’ that might wreck it

The UK’s National Health Service is severely u

The struggle for safe, sustainable public services

The UK state is temporarily renationalising the