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Success is a mess. It's a zero-sum game in which winners are heroes, but losers are zeros. The winners strut and summit, while the losers stutter and plummet. But since winners are losers rescued by luck and pluck, winners should share their success with losers, because charity and parity are the only real success.
I think it may be worth reprinting my response to the original article by Martin McKee ((doi:10.1136/bmj.j2966): "It is undoubtedly true that we should not ignore the political determinants of health in connection with the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, but I think it is worth emphasising the danger of confusing 'politics' with 'party politics'."