The case for elected mayors has not been scrutinised sufficiently. The imposition of an elected mayor on Greater Manchester in particular risks undermining a delicate local political balance and is an act of elitism that might well backfire.
The Controller of the BBC’s archive strategy maintains the
institution’s fundamental role within the media ecology and argues that
the Licence Fee should safeguard a new democratic digital public space.
For years women locked up inside Yarl’s
Wood, a UK government lock-up in Bedfordshire, have complained of racist abuse, sexual abuse and shoddy medical
treatment. Now there is video evidence. WATCH
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The Netherlands, a mere 10
years behind the UK, seems eager to catch up. Twin pressures of
authoritarianism from above and neoliberalism from below make it necessary to
develop the democratic alternative put forward by the movement for a new
The performance of stories in
various fringe venues has gathered enough momentum to present the possibility
of a Theatre of Narrative where the art of storytelling is as vital as other
The Bill claims to both protect patients and also prevent doctors fearing litigation - clearly, it cannot achieve both. One must come at the expense of the other, and it's patients who are going to lose out.