There are glaring absences at the heart of the UK elections contest. The new preface to his ‘Essay on Britain, now’ - by one of Britain’s leading political thinkers tells us why. Remarkably, it suggests ways in which to free ourselves from the trap we are in.
Without recognising the work
of women who seek to protect human rights domestically, the UK government risks
seeing the activist’s role as a stage of international development rather than
as a core function of democracy.
with feudal 1215 is the absolute dominance of a “collective monarchy”,
combining the power not merely of the Westminster state but also of the
corporate and financial institutions and their elites.
Counter-terrorism regulation is having a
corrosive effect on charity banking worldwide. International banks, under
punitive US anti-terrorism laws, are increasingly terrified. And the real
losers are Muslims.
EU scrutiny in the field of the use of closed materials in UK courts is of paramount importance for the future of democratic systems of justice, even if it polarises once more the positions for or against Brexit.
When we ask our parliamentary candidates whether
their policies are good for women, we must ask whether they are good for all women. When the Home Office says appalling
things about migrant women, it hurts all women's rights.
The forest idea is not based on centre-periphery economies
and spatial hierarchies, but on equitable networks of livelihood and exchange.
It embodies many historic associations with freedom and social justice.
What can a document sorting out
ruling class differences 800 years ago be used for? David Carpenter’s Magna Carta with a New Commentary is a book about documents, which is both its
glory and its downfall.
Women in Yarl’s Wood
immigration detention centre have become increasingly desperate as repeated
rounds of legal aid cuts introduced by the UK Government have
made it more difficult for them to access justice.
The first ever parliamentary inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK has published its report today. Finding that we detain far too many people for far too long, the report calls for radical structural change to the system.
Globally the British government is pushing for better
protections for women, yet the same protections are unavailable to those seeking asylum. Asylum Aid is asking why a quarter of women’s claims are overturned on appeal.
Britain's application for £17.6bn in EU subsidies for the construction of the brand new Hinkley Point nuclear power station has drawn the ire of Austria's government, who say that such a subsidy is illegitimate and unethical.
All the talk of a Brexit seems to have ignored one salient fact: that a British withdrawal from the EU would spark a constitutional crisis regarding the devolution settlement, and potentially lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom.
ensure those in need of international protection receive it, attention must be
given to the impact of the societal, political and institutional context on decision-makers’
ability to assess an applicant’s credibility.
Recognising that we have reached a stalemate in dealing with violent men, and an impasse in policy and research on perpetrator programmes, there is fresh interest in whether men can be engaged in a process of change.