This year I will not wear a poppy – it has lost its meaning

This year, for the first time, I will not wear a poppy. It has lost its meaning, it has become nothing but a fake...

British Racism: why can’t we shift Structural & Institutional Racism?

A mistrust of something you do not understand, fear of the unknown, feeling threatened by something different to your idea of normality or fear...

Windrush: Heads must roll, Theresa May & Amber Rudd must resign

What does it take to bring down such an incompetent and contemptuous government? Apparently not even the Windrush scandal, possibly the worst political fiasco...

This was what Brexit was about all along, try not to act too surprised

Cabinet members have reportedly demanded the government ditches safeguards post Brexit which were designed by the EU to protect employees from working excessive hours - but...

Nothing good can come of military action in Syria

Britain, France and the United States have conducted overnight airstrikes on Syria, a country that has already been subject to atrocious acts, a country...

100 Years on – The Battle of Verdun

February 21, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Verdun - the longest battle of the Great War, fought...

Zero Hours Contracts: Time to abolish the life of constant insecurity & fear

Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life: my employer told me with no prior warning, and halfway through a shift, that...

Could another Rickman or Bowie emerge in modern society?

Both Alan Rickman and David Bowie died recently, taken from us by cancer, both aged 69: but that was not the only thing they...

Theresa May & the Tories judged on their record

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General Election Reflections: a gamble gone wrong

Oh my, what a few days this has been.  Our expectations of British politics have, if not been turned upside down, then certainly they...