Another day and another set of haunting images reach our screens and front pages of refugees and migrants fighting for their lives across Europe.
The world watches in horror at the rising number of those who don’t make it to safety. The tragedy of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his older brother Galip and their mother Rihan – drowned - as they attempt to find sanctuary should be a wake-up call for coordinated action across the European Union to end the crisis. But not for our government.
In the last couple of weeks the Government's attitude towards ordinary people couldn't have been clearer...Read more
The big crash, or a dress rehearsal for the next big one?
Playing word association, one easy response to the phrase ‘stock market’ is ‘crash’. Stock markets frequently crash because they are not barometers of economic health but are really a measure of how much the financial sector thinks it can skim off the rest of society at any given time. As a result, they subsist on fear and greed.Read more
The WOWcampaign today launches a new e-petition to remind the Government that they have failed to honour the parliamentary motion in support of the WOWpetition.
Today Ian Duncan Smith has announced his intention to get 1 million off ESA.
"Too many sick and disabled people have been left ‘languishing in a life without work, when work is actually possible for them’...Read more
Michael Gove, his replacement Nicky Morgan and Labour’s Andrew Adonis have claimed for nearly 10 years that converting schools to academies drives up standards. Earlier this summer, the Education and Adoption Bill began its passage through Parliament. According to Nicky Morgan, the Bill will target ‘coasting schools’ and identify any that are ‘failing to push every child to reach their potential’.Read more
Why should climate campaigners be involved in the battle against austerity? We are as likely as anyone else to be moved by the plight of disabled people whose support is being slashed, or to campaign to protect our NHS. But austerity is also taking us in the wrong direction in another fight. A fight that involves everyone on the planet and places our generation at a tipping point in human history: the last-ditch attempt to avoid catastrophic climate change.Read more