News Roundtable   Jul 28, 2022

News Roundtable: NHS workforce crisis, Dover chaos & RMT strikes

With Dr Julia Patterson, David Henig & Jeevun Sandher


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright joins the founder and CEO of EveryDoctorUK, Dr. Julia Patterson, director of the European Centre for International Political Economy and co-founder of the UK Trade Forum, David Henig, and economist and political Scientist at King’s College London and co-host of the ‘Politics JaM’ podcast, Jeevun Sandher.

The episode begins with the panel sharing their views on the Conservative leadership race and questioning if it is all over. They discuss Liz Truss’ favourability over Rishi Sunak – is this because of her loyalty to Boris Johnson?

The conversation moves on to the chaos seen at the Dover port this week and whether this is Brexit’s fault. They question why Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak denied this during the leadership debate and agree that the candidates should be advertising solutions for the problems caused by Brexit.

Together, the panel discusses the NHS crisis and looks back on the recent health secretaries analysing the steps they’ve taken to help NHS staff. They debate whether the problem lies with the NHS being understaffed and underfunded or if the government is moving towards privatisation.

All this and much more debated on this week’s Wright on the Nail!

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Episode published: Jul 28, 2022

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