February 13, 2016

On Thursday night I spend the evening at our local youth theatre, Pegasus, as our son was involved backstage.

February 10, 2016

It will surprise no one that a Quaker should be a unilateralist. But to explain the reasons and make the case for this is another comment piece.

February 9, 2016

Back in November, I was startled to discover that the Prime Minister had urged Oxfordshire County Council not to make cuts.

February 6, 2016

Recently, the government's Fit For Work (FFW) service tweeted, 'For 300,000 people, sic

February 5, 2016

The right-wing think-tank Reform, in its report Working welfare: a radically new approach to sickness and disability benefits,  has ur

February 5, 2016

A young man I know, David, (not his real name) is heartbreakingly eager to work and has a mild learning disability.

January 27, 2016

“What you say flows from what is in your heart.” These are the words with which Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and instructed his disciples in integrity and

January 27, 2016

'Don’t stand by' has been the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (27 January).

January 27, 2016

Winston Churchill said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." This would seem to describe perfectly the government's approach to welfare reform. 

January 26, 2016

I have been awake in the night after reading a tweet by a highly influential academic urging relatives of those with dementia to take responsibility for their feeding in hospital.