A new Bill would remove most grounds of appeal for immigration decisions, turn landlords into immigration police and extend charges for NHS care. On Monday Peers challenged the government to exercise some humanity.
Stuart Weir was an early Bennite in the 1970s, fell out with
his hero over Tony Benn’s campaign against the Labour Party leadership in the
1980s, and fell for him again when he became a popular sage after 2001. Here he explains a complex relationship with
Labour’s most inspiring politician.
As instances of citizenship
deprivation rise in Britain year on year, we face a situation in which rather
than the governed choosing their government, governments choose who they wish
to govern. Agnes Woolley reports from an event at Middlesex University.
The left must move from sharing spoils to shared control of the economy if they are to clear a path towards the future. We publish the afterword to the free e-book Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy, published today by openDemocracy and Politics in Spires (universities of Oxford and Cambridge).
Whatever the result of the referendum, the idea of independence has been normalised, with even Better Together failing to make the case for the union. In a sense, Scotland has already been 'lost'. How has this happened?
The digital world is more complicated than is understood by
those holding our public institutions to account. In the somewhat arcane
context of the Information and Record Management Society 2013 conference, Tony
Ageh gave a sense of what is really at stake in the BBC's (and our) digital
The cumulative assault on economic security unleashed by this government have left many just a small mishap away from a cascade of misery. The reality for most claimants is very different to inflammatory media protrayals.
The Transatlantic trade deal will get rid of vital protections for people in Europe and allow corporations to sue parliaments for passing laws they don't like. Yet even the European Parliament barely knows what's being discussed behind closed doors.