Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Keir Starmer’s plans for NHS reform are easier said than done

Keir Starmer (Credit: Getty images)

For the past few months, Keir Starmer has looked a little like Russel Crowe’s John Nash in the film A Beautiful Mind, wandering around looking everywhere for an original idea. He has baffled the public with promises to make the next Labour government ‘clause IV on steroids’ (there are people who’ve had the vote for a decade who had only just been born when Tony Blair changed the original clause IV, which called for public ownership of industry, and many voters who are still older than that who are a bit hazy on the details too).

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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