Why I don’t agree with clapping for the NHS

Our weekly clapping is drowning out the reality of this government’s handling of the pandemic and its neglect of the NHS

As a socialist, I fully support universal healthcare. That’s not to suggest those principles need to accompany each other but I say it to provide context. Although my political leaning has likely increased my lamenting of the underfunding and under-resourcing, and the often little discussed mismanagement, that the NHS has aggressively been subject to under…