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Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist, formerly BBC social affairs editor. Her latest book, with David Walker, is Cameron's Coup, following on from The Verdict

If Cameron really cared he would cut prisoner numbers

theguardian.com — Here's one cut that would do nothing but good: a cut in the rising prison population. Prisons are damaging places that make unstable people worse - dragging them from families or tenancies - and almost bound to reoffend. Only the dangerous should be there.
Feb 08, 2016

RT @guardianopinion: If Cameron really cared he would cut prisoner numbers | Polly Toynbee d.gu.com/KS4YCM

If the way the NHS is organised seems absurd, that's because it is

theguardian.com — Open the trapdoor into NHS engine rooms, and you see the sheer complexity of the financial machine created by serial re-disorganisations. By far the most radical has been the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, disconnecting its cogs and pistons. Only dedicated mechanics keep the machine working, despite fragmentation and a gaping £2.5bn underlying funding gap.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @sebkraemer: If the way the #NHS is organised seems absurd, that's because it is @PollyToynbee gu.com/p/4gddd/stw @keepnhspublic @PeoplesNHS

Feb 05, 2016

RT @sebkraemer: “What’s to be done about a 27% increase in referrals for paediatric mental health?” gu.com/p/4gddd/stw @pollytoynbee @roryconn

Feb 05, 2016

RT @sebkraemer: “Commissioning has never worked, with too few talented people to write these contracts” gu.com/p/4gddd/stw @PollyToynbee #NHS meltdown

Feb 05, 2016

RT @sebkraemer: “contracting costs us over a million a year” says one #NHS trust finance officer gu.com/p/4gddd/stw @PollyToynbee

Feb 05, 2016

RT @sebkraemer: a “Maoist permanent revolution”: #NHS services starved of funds + impossible demands @PollyToynbee gu.com/p/4gddd/stw @NHAparty

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The rightwing press can’t be allowed to bully us out of the EU

theguardian.com — "Who will speak for England?" blasts today's Daily Mail front page, insanely reprising a famous Commons debate on the day Hitler invaded Poland. That's how it's going to be. Some in the in campaign briefly imagined the normal laws of gravity in the British press might be suspended.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @guardian: The rightwing press can’t be allowed to bully us out of the EU | Polly Toynbee trib.al/AHoEkSt

Feb 04, 2016

"Defying the bully-power of our warped one-sided press barons is a battle worth winning" says @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @saraligutti: .@pollytoynbee gets straight to the point, addressing the ongoing rightwing press bullying: theguardian.com/commentisfree/… @guardian #EUreferendum

Feb 04, 2016

RT @ukpapers: The rightwing press can’t be allowed to bully us out of the EU ow.ly/XWfgJ @pollytoynbee

Feb 04, 2016

RT @Williamjones00: The rightwing press can’t be allowed to bully us out of the EU, by @pollytoynbee gu.com/p/4gdah?CMP=Sh…

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A day in court showed me the misery of Britain’s housing policy

theguardian.com — The waiting room is packed, but with not enough seats some defendants hunker down. This is possession and eviction day at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch county court. Everyone here is in danger of losing their home. The duty solicitor from Shelter gets just a few minutes to collect each person's details before presenting their case to the judge to stop an eviction for rent arrears.
Feb 02, 2016

RT @guardian: A day in court showed me the misery of Britain’s housing policy | Polly Toynbee trib.al/CjiC5oM

Feb 02, 2016

Must read by @pollytoynbee A day in court showed me the misery of Britain’s housing policy gu.com/p/4gb2t/stw #ukhousing

Feb 02, 2016

A day in court showed me the misery of Britain’s housing policy | Polly Toynbee gu.com/p/4gb2t/stw

Feb 02, 2016

RT @Shelter: 'A day in court showed me the misery of Britain’s housing policy.' @pollytoynbee shadowed a Shelter solicitor: shltr.org.uk/chz

Feb 02, 2016

RT @ukpapers: A day in court showed me the misery of Britain’s housing policy ow.ly/XPMUh @pollytoynbee

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Selling off the family silver? Cameron and Osborne have gone way beyond that

theguardian.com — Selling off the family silver: that was the accusation against Margaret Thatcher, when Harold Macmillan condemned her with resoundingly aristocratic disdain. "The sale of assets is common with individuals and the state when they run into financial difficulties. First the Georgian silver goes, and then all the nice furniture that used to be in the saloon.

This is the NHS - Guardian Live event

theguardian.com — The NHS, arguably the UK's most important institution, looks after more than one million patients every 36 hours. As we come through the NHS's busiest period of the year, we meet the frontline staff keeping services running. What do doctors, nurses and surgeons really think of the organisation?
Jan 27, 2016

Following the Guardian's This is the NHS project? Here's our podcast debate theguardian.com/membership/aud…

Dear Labour, split the party and you’ll regret it. Love from an SDP candidate

theguardian.com — On a January morning 35 years ago, the Labour party split. The gang of four - Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers - stepped out in east London's Limehouse to declare their breakaway Social Democratic party. This anniversary would pass unnoticed, an arcane political footnote, but for the present state of Labour.
Jan 26, 2016

RT @guardian: Dear Labour, split the party and you’ll regret it. Love from an SDP candidate | Polly Toynbee trib.al/lY9l3MQ

Jan 26, 2016

Dear Labour, split the party and you’ll regret it. Love from an SDP candidate | Polly Toynbee gu.com/p/4g5hp/stw

Jan 26, 2016

RT @PD_Politics: .@pollytoynbee (@guardian) - "Dear Labour, split the party and you'll regret it. Love from an SDP candidate" theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 26, 2016

Labour: to split or not to split? Be warned by the fate of the SDP: my column today bit.ly/1SgouQT

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What does the NHS need? Just EU average funding - and a pinch of dynamite

theguardian.com — The numbers are gobsmacking, when spelt out in today's Guardian/King's Fund research. They expose how much money is missing from the NHS. As our reports from the frontline reveal, the wonder is that the NHS continues to care brilliantly for most people most of the time, despite the missing billions.
Jan 21, 2016

RT @paul__johnson: This is what NHS needs: EU average funding - and a pinch of dynamite. By @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 21, 2016

Here's the mammoth size of the missing NHS billions: see what's gone since this govt abandoned EU average spending. bit.ly/1KsFi0K

Jan 21, 2016

RT @dermotor: What the NHS needs: just EU average funding – and a pinch of dynamite @pollytoynbee gu.com/p/4g2ye?CMP=Sh…

Jan 21, 2016

RT @Dr_J_Underwood: @pollytoynbee good article on #NHS funding or lack thereof. Time for @Jeremy_Hunt to make the case for more money bit.ly/1KsFi0K

Jan 21, 2016

RT @imajsaclaimant: What does the NHS need? Just EU average funding – and a pinch of dynamite | @pollytoynbee bit.ly/1ZF3zHW

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For a clear view of the NHS, look past the politics and promises of a cure

theguardian.com — The NHS is a British glory, chosen by most as the best symbol of national unity. But it's an eternal source of national anxiety too. Is it ever good enough? Born out of a fraught ideological contest, it can never escape the heat of the political battlefield.
Jan 17, 2016

The #NHS: A symbol of national pride, a source of national anxiety, by @PollyToynbee gu.com/p/4fq9k/stw @guardian @judith_graham

Jan 18, 2016

RT @pash22: For a clear view of the NHS, look past the politics and promises of a cure via @pollytoynbee gu.com/p/4fq9k/stw

Jan 18, 2016

RT @dermotor: For a clear view of the NHS, look past the politics & promises of a cure. Too complex for soundbites! @pollytoynbee https://t…

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Here’s why feminism must embrace trans people

theguardian.com — Transgender people have erupted into the news in the last couple of years, whether it's Caitlyn Jenner's glamour pose on the cover of Vanity Fair or Eddie Redmayne portraying a trans woman in The Danish Girl. Jack Monroe transitioning made the headlines, and there was also the jolt of a macho boxing promoter emerging like a butterfly as Kellie Maloney.
Jan 14, 2016

RT @Sarah_LNX: YES @PollyToynbee gets that #Trans people didn’t choose to become pivotal point in mighty “what is a woman question" gu.com/p/4fz7c/stw

Jan 14, 2016

The trans issue has split feminists - but here's why they should embrace the debate; interesting piece. gu.com/p/4fz7c/stw

Jan 14, 2016

RT @HelenCBelcher: Another good piece here, this time by @pollytoynbee about how trans challenges assumptions. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 14, 2016

Good parl report on trans injustice:time4feminists2stop arguing re"real women"+welcome gender segregation breakdown theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 14, 2016

RT @tash_richardson: IMO transphobic feminism is kinda oxymoronic. Fab article on diversity and acceptance from @pollytoynbee theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Feb 09, 2016

RT @PaulKenLD: I agree with @pollytoynbee - Cameron doesn't really believe in prison reform - it's just more spin @guardian twitter.com/TheHowardLeagu…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @demaule: Devastating analysis of how #DavidCameron fails to understand how policies interact by @pollytoynbee in @guardian today

Feb 07, 2016

RT @Helen_Contour: FD portrayed by @pollytoynbee as someone who really cares about the service 👍🏼 Not all finance people are detached! gu.com/p/4gddd/stw

Feb 07, 2016

RT @WhyToVoteGreen: The 2012 Health & Social Care Act made running the #NHS much harder & much more expensive, @PollyToynbee explains https…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @BHAhumanists: Great @prospect_uk piece on @pollytoynbee's @britac_news debate on the decline of Christianity & religion in the UK https…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @TraceyBleakley: Thoughtful article from @pollytoynbee on the often undervalued role of hardworking NHS Managers gu.com/p/4gddd/stw @guardian

Feb 07, 2016

RT @SaraMeddings: If the way the NHS is organised seems absurd, it's coz it is: grt piece by @pollytoynbee & @cnwlnhs finance director http…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @SaraMeddings: If the way the NHS is organised seems absurd, it's coz it is: grt piece by @pollytoynbee & @cnwlnhs finance director http…


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