“The West Lothian question is at the centre of the politics of the UK in the wake of David Cameron’s response to the No vote in the Scottish referendum.” Jules Birch offers his perspective on devolution and poses the West London question.
On disability hate crime we need a strategy for prevention
“Good, albeit depressing, to hear BBC 5 Live devote an hour to disability hate crime, with ex Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Ken McDonald, essentially repeating messages about institutional failure in the criminal justice system that he first made in a speech in 2008.” Neil Crowther looks at how to prevent disability hate crime.Originally posted on Making rights make sense
The Green Party is a single issue party: Discuss.
“Even in its embryonic days, …the Green Party accepted that if the crisis envisaged by Limits to Growth was to be avoided, sustainability could only be achieved either by a ruthless dictator, or if by democratic decision, then social justice was an essential component.” Clive Lord calls on the Green Party to remember its roots in greater social equality.Originally posted on Clive Lord
Is ESA really harder to claim than IB?
“Last week, the excellent John Pring published an article that seemed to show that the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA or “sickness benefit”) was twice as easy to claim as the benefit it replaced (Incapacity Benefit or IB).” Sue Marsh offers up her thoughts on whether ESA is really harder to claim than IB.Originally posted on Diary of a Benefit Scrounger
Inequality has risen: Incomes increased for the richest last year, but fell for everyone else
“On 04 June, 2014, at 3.52pm BST, Cameron said inequality is at its lowest level since 1986. I really thought I’d misheard him.” Kittysjones takes a look at rising inequality in the UK.Originally posted on kittysjones
The right be forgotten roadshow – and the power of Google
“I read with interest Professor Luciano Floridi’s report from the first two legs of what the Guardian described as ‘Google’s privacy ethics tour of Europe’.” Paul Bernal takes a look at the power of Google.Originally posted on Paul Bernal's Blog
Independent Scotland: Naked and alone as UK counter-terrorist and crime fighting assets withdrawn
“It is likely that Police Scotland will have planned for both possible civil disorder in the days and months after the vote in the knowledge that …they will not be receiving assistance from their colleagues south of the border in the event of a ‘yes’ vote.” Chris Hobbs considers the policing and security implications of Scottish independence.Originally posted on Guerilla Policy