Since court interpreting has been outsourced, wages have plummeted, quality of interpreting has dropped to a dangerous level, and the justice system has often ground to a halt. A foretaste of what to expect from outsourced services across the country?
New media like Buzzfeed has the potential to reinvigorate news consumption just as the Mirror did in the 20th century. Novel imagery can be incredibly powerful. If Buzzfeed invests properly in its images it could be the established media's worst nightmare.
The recent Changin Scotland weekend highlights the fact that the radical left can, and must, go further than simply speaking to itself in order to help create a more democratic, equal and less institutionally-dominated Scotland.
Class remains by nature vague and ill-defined, one of society's necessary mythologies. Class is defined not by a lowly start, nor money nor region, but ultimately as attitude, confidence and absorbed rather than learned values.
The UK Immigration Bill has no clear targets: it gives ordinary individuals
the power to decide. Will we use an accurate legal definition, or act on what we
read in the papers and hear from the Home Secretary herself? Asks Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi
Nick Pearce argues for social democrats to revisit their fundamental values, drawing on the intellectual resources of relational egalitarian, realist and republican thinking to chart a new course for their egalitarian ambitions.
As wages stall or decline new methods must be found of creating a fair and democratic economy. Key to this must be a shift from redistributing income to redistributing assets - this is the big question the left should be addressing, and there's plenty of ideas out there.
The justifications for indiscriminant mass surveillance are becoming increasingly absurd. False calls to patriotism and unwavering professionalism are entirely at odds with known reality - let's recall some facts.
In current protest culture the estranged ideologies of
anarchism and progressive populism are coming together around a critique of the
and a new imaginary of mass insurgency.
Anonymous yesterday organised a simultaneous protest around the world against the revelations of mass surveillance by our own governments. Ignored by the media, this was an important event: "the beginning is near".