BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:817
  1. Douglas Carnall
  1. When I was at medical school I used to find diversion in students' union politics. We hacks were all left wing, so the arguments were mainly about how left wing to be. It was a kind of splintering, unconstructive politics which led, eventually, to the party we now so richly deserve, New Labour. One positive effect of this was a thorough understanding of the nuances of …

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