Blogs

June 17, 2016

Over the last few weeks, as the EU referendum has gathered pace, a question has appeared time and time again on my Facebook timeline.

June 16, 2016

Millions of workers across the UK rightly feel exploited.

June 10, 2016

It’s rare for me to give a standing ovation in a theatre. But on Wednesday I readily rose from my seat in the Royal Court Theatre to applaud six ex-soldiers from two sides of the same war.

May 28, 2016

The Children’s Commissioner has reported that many children who need mental health support are not receiving th

May 19, 2016

Watching the Queen’s Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord

May 17, 2016

The term ‘armchair activists’ tends to be used in a rather pejorative way, implying that people who campaign through social media are not doing anything that has significance or impact in the real

May 11, 2016

Whatever our opinions on the European Union, whether we want to Leave or Remain, we should not be fooled into thinking that social justice depends on voting either way.

May 9, 2016

In the 2012 Welfare Reform Act, the government replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

May 6, 2016

I am not affiliated to any political party and have used my vote over the last thirty years to elect candidates for a number of different parties.

May 3, 2016

An interview with Stephen Crabb this morning gave a hint at potential future directions for the Depart