The Populist Vision
- Public Provision of Health and Education. We support the National Health Service and oppose charges for prescriptions. We oppose privatisation of Health and Education. The Welfare State created by Beveridge for a post-war Britain spiraled out of control to become more of a hammock than a safety net, with the result that its opponents had the ammunition for beginning the process of dismantling it. We support a Basic Income scheme which is simple, hard to defraud and devised in a way that will reward work not idleness.