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My new book, Digital Revolutions: Activism in the internet age, has now been published by New Internationalist.
In the House of Commons on 21 March 2013, Michael Meacher MP asked why the Work and Pensions Minister Mark Hoban had refused point blank to meet a delegation from the Spartacus network of sick and dis
On Monday 28 January SI 2012 No. 3096, Social Security: The Employment and Support Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2012 come into force - unless you, and MPs, act.
At 9.30am today (17 January 2013) the first House of Commons backbench business debate will be on ATOS Work Capability Assessments (member in charge: Michael Meacher, Labour, Oldham West and Royton).
On 28 January 2013 the government is due to make a set of changes to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). The WCA is the flawed ‘fitness to work’ test which assesses whether sick and disabled people can get Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a benefit designed to help and support very unwell or profoundly disabled people into work.