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The NHS after the budget
By Colin Leys
Market-Driven Politics author Colin Leys compares the government's new white paper for the NHS with the latest proposals from the Adam Smith Institute. Special thanks to Red Pepper for allowing us to reproduce this article in revised form.

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What works: public Services, publicly Provided
By Colin Leys
In a specially expanded version of an article written for Red Pepper magazine, and anticipating themes of his book Market-Driven Politics (forthcoming from Verso), Colin Leys dissects the new privatisation agenda and suggests an alternative democratic future for public services.

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Good-enough Principles for Welfare
By Fiona Williams
Journal of Social Policy, 28, 4, 667-687
Printed in the United Kingdom. ©1999 Cambridge University Press

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The General Agreement on Trade in Services
World Development Movement seminar. 29 March 2001. Friends Meeting House, London. Contributors include: Barry Coates (WDM), Clare Joy (WDM), Allyson Pollock (UCL), Caroline Lucas MEP, David Hall (PSIRU), Alex Nunn (AUT), Roger Darlington (CWU), Aileen Kwa (Focus on the Global South), Ronnie Hall (Friends of the Earth).

Is the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) a threat to public services and universal provision? This seminar brought together trade unionists, non-governmental organisations and academics to share expertise and experiences, and sets GATS in the context of the current trend towards liberalisation, privatisation and deregulation. Special thanks to the World Development Movement for allowing Catalyst to publish this report.

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Labour’s Green Record and the Challenges Ahead
SERA panel discussion. 17 March 2001, London School of Economics. Contributors: Chris Hewett, George Monbiot, Keith Sonnet, Barbara Young.

A clear and incisive overview of the environmental state of play is provided as key players and commentators give their views on the government’s greatest successes, greatest failures, and greatest challenges for the coming term. Special thanks to SERA, the Labour Environmental Campaign, for allowing Catalyst to produce and publish this transcript.

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The Labour Manifesto
Joint Catalyst-Tribune fringe meeting. 17 February 2001. Labour Spring Conference, Glasgow. Contributors: Isobel Lindsay, Cathy Jamieson MSP, John McAllion MP & MSP.

As the national Labour Party meets for the last time before the election, Scotland's leading left politicians and activists start the debate on an agenda for the second term. Issues raised include the progressive dynamic of devolution, new forms of social ownership in the mutual sector, and the challenge of building a pluralist left. Special thanks to our co-sponsors Tribune.

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