Afshin Rattansi speaks with an NHS oncologist who is on the frontlines of the UK’s fight against COVID-19, Dr. Aislinn Macklin-Doherty. She discusses her and her colleagues’ experience catching the coronavirus and how the virus likely passed to patients, the lack of adequate mass testing putting patients at risk, the widely-reported PPE shortages in UK hospitals, the £60,000 government compensation for NHS doctors who have died fighting coronavirus, the impact of austerity on the health service, why she believes it is hypocritical of Boris Johnson’s Conservative government to join in in clapping for the NHS.
globinfo freexchange At about the time we were writing the article The time has come for neoliberalism to expose its true nature as a kind of refined fascism , the neoliberal regime did everything it could to justify us. As the liberal elites proceed with the establishment of an increasingly authoritarian system to protect neoliberal order, the purge of real Leftists from key positions should be expected and considered almost certain. Latest victims of the purge are two important figures in politics and journalism: Jeremy Corbyn and Glenn Greenwald. The level of neoliberal Blairite evilness in the Labour Party hit a new record. In an unprecedented move, the new leadership decided to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn. In a fascistic manner, the Blairite faction wasted no time and took advantage of the EHRC report to do what it had in mind in the first place: get rid of the party's Leftist faction once and for all. And all this, despite the fact that Corbyn repeatedly appeared to be