“Even now in the 21st century, too many people in our country have been pushed to the margins of society. They deserve to be heard; they too deserve the support to organise collectively.” Durham Community Support Centre presents its People’s Manifesto – and explains what it is doing in its own communities to give people a voice.
The curious case of the media silence
“Or has some form of D-notice been issued to silence everyone in the mainstream media just in case wider protests by cons against poor prison conditions are encouraged and the safety of the state endangered?” Alex Cavendish reviews the High Down trial and wonders why the media have been silent on the prison conditions that have been at the heart of the case.Originally posted on Prison UK: An Insider's View
Why I’m not brimming with confidence over Theresa May’s plans to criminalise emotional abuse
“In the latest in a string of policies which sound good and are incredibly cheap to implement, Theresa May will announce plans to put emotional abuse on a par with physical domestic violence.” Stavvers isn’t brimming with confidence over Theresa May’s plans to criminalise emotional abuse.Originally posted on Another Angry Woman
What to do about housing?
“The solutions to the housing problem are not short-term solutions, they take time, and few politicians are willing to invest in solutions that do not show benefits in the immediate term. So we end up with a stalemate that helps no one…” Tessa Coombes considers some neglected solutions to the housing crisis.Originally posted on Tessa Coombes
Visibility and invisibility in a leaderless NHS
“It’s as if those who should be accountable are invisible in the complexity of the new processes. The question this raises is not one of how did this happen, but rather what might be gained by allowing this to happen.” Ewen Speed wonders who is really in charge of the NHS.Originally posted on Cost of Living
Does blogging empower teachers?
“Late in 2012, I decided I’d start writing a local history blog. Although, having been an English teacher for the last 19 years, this possibly wasn’t the most logical choice.” Cazzypot looks at whether blogging empowers teachers.Originally posted on cazzypotsblog
Can we afford the NHS?
“UK politicians are currently promising to protect, or even raise NHS spending. Yet on the frontline, wages are continuing to fall in real terms, and the pressures on budgets are increasingly difficult to manage.” Dr Mark MacGregor examines the financial health – and future – of the NHS.Originally posted on Ayrshire Health