They call it ‘Alcatraz’. In her book Big Capital, Anna Minton recounts meeting Beverley Robinson, one of the last remaining occupants of a part of Southwark’s Aylesbury housing estate that is nicknamed after the notorious prison. She had spent years fighting the council as they tried to buy her home at a knockdown price so… Read More Britain must rid itself of its sociopath class
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has adopted a strategy of “weaponising” rape in the run-up to this month’s referendum on EU membership. But if there is one political party in Britain that does not care about protecting women from abuse, it’s Ukip. We need only look at the past utterances of some of their leading figures and supporters for evidence.… Read More What leading Ukippers really think about rape
The government plans to increase the number of adoptions. Here, someone with recent direct experience of the child protection system warns of the dangers of the new proposals.… Read More The dangers of driving up the adoption rate
Richard Grimes looks at what the terms of the proposed US-EU free trade deal could mean for national governments and the NHS.… Read More So, what will the TTIP trade deal really mean for nation states and the NHS?
Stephen Crabb finds himself with a level of power he could never have imagined in his early years. He now has it within his power to ensure that his government, his department, on his watch, does not condemn more women to the trauma of domestic violence.… Read More Domestic violence and benefit cuts – a note for Mr Crabb
Our welfare system has had to adapt to the most significant reorganisation of family relations in history. Nobody really knows what to do right now. So the Left are using Universal Basic Income as a euphemism for their lack of understanding of welfare, the labour market, and the economy.… Read More The questions you should ask anyone trying to sell Universal Basic Income
The Department for Work and Pensions deals with billions of pounds of public money and millions of people each year. But when it comes to communication, the DWP needs to up its game considerably.… Read More Communications breakdown at the DWP