“An article for Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network by Joseph Blake this week suggested that grassroots campaigners are ‘more likely thank big charities to deliver real change’” Toby Blume argues that we need a debate about social change and the best ways of achieving it.
Polly Pharmacy? Who’s she?
“Right now the ups currently outweigh the downs, and after all, the goal is to reduce the use of some drugs by the introduction of others. So for the moment, Polly is my friend. Even if she makes me rattle.” Charlotte Walker reflects on her experience of polypharmacy.Originally posted on Purple Persuasion
The ‘Sunifesto’ shows why all progressives must unite to defeat the Tories and UKIP
“They say they ‘haven’t decided’ who to support in the general election, but their policy statement is incompatible with any party to the left of Genghis Khan.” Steve Hilditch argues that the ‘Sunifesto’ should galvanise voters to elect a progressive government at the next election.Originally posted on Red Brick
The cost of austerity
“Policing operates in the places of greatest vulnerability and need in society – in amongst the broken homes and broken bones, the broken hearts and broken lives. This is the stuff of real life… ” John Sutherland considers the cost of austerity from a policing perspective.Originally posted on policecommander
The monumental Maximus challenge
“No amount of Maximus PR can alter the facts, under IDS the ESA reassessment programme has become a serious fiscal disaster and just like Atos, when it all goes pear shaped again the DWP will end up blaming their currently in-favour healthcare contractor…” New Approach UK explains why a new contract for Work Capability Assessments won’t mean a new start.Originally posted on New Approach UK
“Yes, I know I’m late to the party. You’ve had a good few days to gloat over your little coup. Pulling the wool over the eyes of the boring, prudish types who dared to tell you what to do. Hope the victory was worth it.” squidgetsmum writes an open letter to The Sun.Originally posted on squidgetsmum
The tenacity of us working class
“There is a major incongruity in all of this, we “working classes” so despised by the ruling elite, are the very people who carry out the tasks and provide the labour essential to maintaining the lifestyles and status of those who denounce us through their media.” Jayne Linney sets out her own vision of the ‘Big Society’.Originally posted on Jayne Linney