Changes to the contentious test designed to judge whether seriously sick or disabled people in Britain are fit for employment are being proposed without debate, despite evidence to show they will have a "huge and damaging impact".
The campaign group Hacked Off, which represents victims of press abuse, has drawn up a parliamentary bill designed to put into law Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations. They are now holding a public consultation.
Akhalu successfully appeals against decision to deport her to Nigeria where she
would die within four weeks. OurKingdom, which has reported on this case since
May 2012, publishes today’s statement from her advocates, Public Interest
From its immediate impact on the host-city
to the global reverberations, listen to the full audio recording of openDemocracy’s
debate ‘Culture, Liberty and London after the Olympics’. Join the debate and help shape the
Legacy of the 2012 Games.
As the UK gears up to the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games, the 'Great British Summer' is beginning. But behind the pomp and dazzle, big questions loom. What is 'great' and 'British' about these celebrations? Do they belong to the British people? OurKingdom invites you to investigate.
On Saturday, UkUncut called a national day
of action as an attempt to divert the celebratory energies of the ‘Great
British Summer’ towards the fight against austerity. This video captures the
aims and ambitions of the London event outside the house of the Deputy Prime
Before the Leveson Inquiry into the British press was launched, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out in a powerful speech why it was needed. The speech demands a revisit now that the inquiry is well underway, says Anthony Barnett.
OurKingdom uses unpaid volunteers. Are we providing opportunities and training to those that want and need them? Or are we contributing to a media culture becoming ever more elitist, as those unable to work for little or nothing are cast aside? How, in the current climate, can we improve?