“It turns out that DWP culture is actually worse than I thought, and what I didn’t expect is the fact that all staff members, not just advisors, feel the same way.” Slutocrat goes undercover at a Jobcentre and finds a culture of disdain for benefit claimants.
Ms Nicky Morgan unleashed!
“This is the cautionary tale for our political masters who would do well to remember that whilst they continue to use combative language against our school leaders they do little to promote the profession to potential future teachers.” Tricia Kelleher thinks Nicky Morgan’s plans for English education neglect what’s needed to improve schools.Originally posted on Stephen Perse Foundation
Theresa May: There is still time to change your Police Federation speech
“During the home affairs debate with Andrew Neil you stated that front line policing has been “protected”, which has led officers to question whether you were deliberately misleading the public or had no idea of exactly what constitutes front line policing.” Chris Hobbs suggests what Theresa May should admit about the state of British policing.
What if the police and public united?
“So why not box clever and rather than play the games of our enemy, rather than go to war with each other, rather than protesting against austerity, cuts and the Tory tyranny but then attacking physically and verbally other victims of this regime…?” Snapper makes a plea for the police and protesters to recognise what unites them.Originally posted on Snapper-Chat
Labour is not a ‘project’
“I used to know what Labour meant, I used to be a member. …I left because …something that I felt was about values and belief had suddenly turned into a political project for a group of intellectuals and spin doctors.” Tessa Coombes argues it’s time for Labour to re-engage with its members.Originally posted on Tessa Coombes
Dear Independent – On police ‘brutality’
“At a time when police morale is on the floor and amidst huge frustration that policing cuts have failed to make the general election agenda, this grossly distorted piece of journalism has only added to the disillusionment felt by serving officers toward the media.” Chris Hobbs responds to a recent front page story in The Independent.
The morning after the night before
As the mainstream media puts forward its analysis of an election result that most failed to predict, how are our favourite frontline and independent bloggers reacting to the result, what does it mean, and what’s next?