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
Author of the Freedom of Information request into benefit deaths explains the horror of the 'Work Capability Assessment'
It comes as a bit of a shock to realise that people are dying because of government policy. Sometimes it takes a while to sink in. I'm sure that's what happened in any country when government policy causes deaths.Read more