As the Star regularly reminds us, the NHS is under threat everywhere and privateers are planning to slash jobs at Remploy in Chesterfield.
Both these innovations - free medical care for all and worthwhile productive jobs for those with physical or mental difficulties - were just some of the reforms of Clement Attlee's post-war Labour government.
Its initiatives and achievements have been the target of Tories and Blairites ever since.
Could we have a series of articles in the Star on Attlee?
The current Labour Party has sadly forgotten where it came from and hasn't a clue where it is going. A look back at Attlee - the finest toff ever to lead the Labour Party - would surely remind us all of what can be built in hard times rather than destroyed.