I have just read Allyson M. Pollock’s book NHS plc – The Privatisation of Our Health Care . I like this book a lot as it provides a great overview of the extent and scope of the privatisation now underway across the NHS.

Although the author hates privatisation and the private sector’s involvement – not surprisingly she has all kinds of self marginalising admirers on the Marxian left – she nevertheless provides free marketeers with great hope and cheer. After all, this is a book that clearly demonstrates that consumerism is winning and that the NHS as a fully nationalised system is in total collapse. Best of all, it shows just how the political class are trying to get themselves off the hook of past promises by involving the private sector in ever bolder ways.