10. 02. 2014
“Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society

“Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society

Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society as ‘Triple Jeopardy’. That is: cuts to vital frontline services, job cuts in the public sector where two-thirds...

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04. 12. 2012
Tories at half-time: cruel and inept, with worse to come

Tories at half-time: cruel and inept, with worse to come

On Wednesday is a milestone, the halfway mark for this government, an inauspicious day for the chancellor’s autumn statement. The passengers in the back are asking: are we nearly there yet? No, we...

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07. 10. 2012
Why does Jeremy Hunt want to turn the clock back on the abortion debate?

Why does Jeremy Hunt want to turn the clock back on the abortion debate?

So the title of this piece doesn’t speak well to its content but there are a number of good points being made nonetheless. Hunt’s proposal about a 20-week limit for abortion – a...

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06. 10. 2012
Report: Minimum wage would be £18.89 if it matched top pay hikes

Report: Minimum wage would be £18.89 if it matched top pay hikes

The adult rate of National Minimum Wage (NMW) will today rise by 1.8% to £6.19 per hour. According to calculations by think tank One Society, if NMW had kept pace with rises in...

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04. 10. 2012
Maria Miller’s stance on legal abortion limit is simplistic and dishonest

Maria Miller’s stance on legal abortion limit is simplistic and dishonest

Maria Miller is the minister for women and equalities. I thought I’d mention that because, from her interview with the Telegraph published on Tuesday, you might think she was the minister for something else entirely....

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01. 10. 2012
Atos scandal: Benefits bosses admit over half of people ruled fit to work ended up destitute

Atos scandal: Benefits bosses admit over half of people ruled fit to work ended up destitute

MORE than HALF of people stripped of disability benefits after being ruled “fit for work” by Atos were left unemployed and without income, according to a Government study. The Department for Work and...

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25. 09. 2012
This pleb jibe exposes the Tories’ Flashman thinking

This pleb jibe exposes the Tories’ Flashman thinking

Until Andrew Mitchell swears that he never used the word pleb, we assume that he did. Until the chief whip has the police officers sacked for giving false witness, we assume that he...

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24. 09. 2012
Oppose the new system in UK Higher Education Petition

Oppose the new system in UK Higher Education Petition

We are approaching the first term under a new regime in UK Higher Education (and particularly in England), which represents a seismic shift in the nature of public provision, marked by the removal...

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18. 09. 2012
The need for a new coalition to tackle penal excess

The need for a new coalition to tackle penal excess

There are already some very vocal and well organised campaigns that focus on penal conditions and reforming criminal justice processes. Many of you will be involved in or aware of this kind of...

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13. 09. 2012
Boris Johnson is no laughing matter

Boris Johnson is no laughing matter

The polls now register his charisma, hence much over-excited premature speculation. He is not yet PM, not even an MP. When he was, he was fairly lacklustre. Nor does he appeal so much...

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10. 09. 2012
State of modern Britain: children turning to shoplifting to feed family

State of modern Britain: children turning to shoplifting to feed family

This is what we’ve become, folks. According to police, hungry children are turning to shoplifting in order to feed their families. In an interview with CBBC Newsround, Inspector Andy Briers of Islington Police said...

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08. 09. 2012
Cameron’s reshuffle creates even more of a white, male-dominated monoculture

Cameron’s reshuffle creates even more of a white, male-dominated monoculture

There’s only one political subject in the news today: Cameron’s cabinet and ministerial reshuffles. You might think there were political plates shifting, that the shape of British politics was changing – but of...

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07. 09. 2012
Member Research In Focus: Cameron’s (and politics’) ‘woman problem’

Member Research In Focus: Cameron’s (and politics’) ‘woman problem’

Cameron’s (and politics’) ‘woman problem’ is not something to be ‘managed’ but to be solved Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs and Elizabeth Evans argue that political parties should get serious about solving the problem of under-representation of women in...

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03. 09. 2012
Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families (petition)

Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families (petition)

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions The government were embarking on wholesale reform of the benefit system when the economic crisis struck. These welfare reforms had not been piloted and the plan...

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26. 08. 2012
Measuring impact of cuts on services to prevent violence against women and girls

Measuring impact of cuts on services to prevent violence against women and girls

By Jude Towers and Sylvia Walby UNESCO Chair in Gender Research Group Lancaster University Key Findings • Substantial reductions in national budgets are leading to cuts in local services to prevent and protect...

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25. 08. 2012
Galloway’s producer [minion]: ‘judging by your picture, you won’t have to worry about rape’

Galloway’s producer [minion]: ‘judging by your picture, you won’t have to worry about rape’

Here’s the type of person that George Galloway employs to do his bidding. READ THIS: RAPE IS NOT A COMPIMENT YOU MIOGYNISTIC PRICK. [Read more: liberalconspiracy] Related: George Galloway sacked as political columnist for...

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24. 08. 2012
How food insecurity keeps the workforce cowed

How food insecurity keeps the workforce cowed

Very interesting indeed. Lambeth council is turning to food banks in order to manage the crisis of soaring poverty in the borough. This is never a good sign. When soup kitchens started to appear in...

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19. 08. 2012
Universities can’t do everything. Reinvent the polytechnic

Universities can’t do everything. Reinvent the polytechnic

Um. Maybe. Leaping students with cracking A-level exam results have been a staple of August news bulletins. And while no one wants to rain on their parade, the class of 2012 will be...

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31. 07. 2012
Why is Michael Gove so close to Christian extremists from LoveWise?

Why is Michael Gove so close to Christian extremists from LoveWise?

More evidence (as if we needed it) that this government is vehemently anti-choice. A government backed Christian charity called Lovewise teaches school children that most rape victims ‘regret abortion’. According to Dina Rickman, the charity also teaches children that...

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29. 07. 2012
London 2012: how the Olympics suckered the Left

London 2012: how the Olympics suckered the Left

Damning. (And from the Telegraph, too). The London Olympics are the most right-wing major event in Britain’s modern history. Billions of pounds are taken from poor and middle-income taxpayers and service users to...

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