Is Britain on the verge of another mass-migration, as with the Poles? Behind the rhetoric on Romanians and Bulgarians set to flood the country, sucking up jobs and benefits, the actual expected impact of the lifted restrictions has gone unspoken.
The majority of the remaining 166 prisoners at Guantanamo have been on hunger strike since early February, mostly held without charge or trial, yet there has been a continued media silence on the issue. This flagrant abuse of justice must be challenged.
David Lock QC provided legal advice to 38 Degrees on the infamous section 75 regulations now going through parliament which enforce compulsory competition for nearly all NHS services. In response government ministers attempted to rubbish his analysis of the legalities. Here is his candid reply.
The Leveson inquiry and demands for tighter regulation have already led to a chilling effect in the British media. The law of unintended consequences may lead to well-meaning measures undermining "serious" investigative journalism and democracy.
Trade talks quietly taking place between the US and the EU could see England's NHS tied into a privatised model semi-permanently. Yet this deeply concerning backdrop to the Coalition's deplorable NHS privatisation has received scant media attention. People must act.
Yesterday, thousands of students from around the UK joined the University of Sussex protesters against outsourcing. Maia Pal, a supporter from the beginning, gives the facts on a fight at the heart of the movement against higher education privatisation.
The massive 2003 public campaign against Blair’s attempt to take the UK into war against Iraq demanded a war powers rule in Parliament to ensure that no government could ever again commit the country to war without Parliament’s approval. A decade later, the fight goes on for the ruling.
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Scotland and our long-time contributor, Gerry Hassan, sheds a tear as the Big
Day is set. What we need now, he says, is a non-partisan debate on the
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Across the West the arrival of significant numbers of migrants has caused a number of acute and ongoing challenges, notably in terms of social cohesion. These should not be overstated, but nor should they be ignored.
More than 36% of GPs in commissioning groups have interests in private healthcare. Conflicts of interest were a central criticism of the Coalition's disastrous health Act and they appear to have done nothing so far to address the issue.
Leading left-of-centre columnists are wrong to denounce the Leveson proposals as being designed to protect the priviliged. There is a real need to regulate the corporate press and the way it abuses of its power.
The campaign to restore the NHS is heating up and a number of leading organisations are starting to build a clearer roadmap of how to work together to secure a nationalised health service after the 2015 election. As part of that, OurNHS needs a full time editor. We really need your help to do that.
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