A group of tenants occupied a flat in East London to protest against rising rents and government subsidies for unaffordable housing. Samir Jeraj interviewed them about Britain's housing crisis, and what is to be done.
is one of the co-authors of the recently published booklet,
Freedom in Diversity. Ten Lessons for
Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.
Here, for openDemocracy, he brings the lessons close to home.
There have been laws about slavery since the birth of our legal system. Whilst they might need to be tidied up, the government shouldn't feel that headlines about them being broken in London require a legislative approach, argues Geoffrey Bindman.
You hear a lot of bad things about the NHS, much of which from the Tories, the gutter press and those with a vested interest in the privatisation of health. I was braced for the worse, but what I got actually made me feel proud. We need to hold onto this.
There is almost no vision for what the UK could look like post-referendum from the British elite. England's voice continues to be repressed. We have launched a petition calling for a constitutional convention, for England, and we hope you'll add your name to it - here's why.
The BBC’s independence is
enshrined in, and protected by, its Charter – but, in most
discussion of the Corporation, just how is a matter more of
supposition than black-letter law, as Brian Winston argues.
lobby is not only important in the US, but is a transnational phenomenon,
fostered by transnational organisations – many headquartered in Israel – and
funded in large part by transnational corporate actors.
The recent Home Affairs Select Comittee session on drugs revealed the problematic disconnect between government policy and the official advice and evidence it receives. The controversial banning of khat, contrasted with the complete inaction towards 'legal highs', raises serious questions about the government's motivation and approach to drugs policy.
Britain deported asylum-seeker Isa Muazu to Nigeria in the early hours of Friday morning, 29 November. So ends the UK's reputation "as a country with humane, civilised, just policies and government", says Liberal Democrat Peer John Roberts.
A Nigerian asylum seeker has been on hunger strike in a UK detention centre for more than 90 days. The British Home Office has drawn up an 'end of life plan' and made arrangements to deport him early on Friday morning. An important line has been crossed.