The Rule of Law is in jeopardy

We now learn that Nigel Evans, Tory MP, falsely accused of sexual misdemeanors, would have voted against the legal aid reforms that he supported in government. And the ‘Secret Barrister’ says that, without Legal Aid, the Rule of Law collapses. He seeks to suggest that, just that, is occurring. It is nightmarish… This goes to… Read more

What have we done?

A rather moving – and now (sorry) belated Christmas thought for us from the German Green MEP, Terry Reintke. Hey UK friends. I just had to do this. MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄💖🇬🇧✨🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/uz9NpnoB2J — Terry Reintke (@TerryReintke) December 20, 2018  … Read more

Homeless heritage

So near to Christmas, it is heartbreaking to hear of the appalling deaths of people who are homeless, which have increased by almost a quarter – simply over the last five years. This is especially so, when, for the second time this year there was a death in Westminster’s back yard and the homeless man… Read more

Making politics matter again

It is interesting that recent developments indicate that Parliament is supreme. Little intricacies like calling the government into contempt as a result of its actions prove that Parliament is indeed the highest court in the land. I fear this is indicative that – up till now most MPs, just as they seem not to know… Read more

A right to Food

According to the Department of Health, in 2015 there were 184,528 hospital bed days taken by patients who were suffering from malnutrition from lack of food” Is There A Right To Food? How To Solve The UK’s Growing Food Poverty Crisis. According to the Malnutrition TaskForce, the cost of malnutrition to the health and care… Read more

The most powerful couple in British politics – who you’ve never heard of

I’m usually in favour of cock-up rather than conspiracy but I’ve discovered that there is a power couple in British politics of whom few of us have heard. They have never been elected, but they are all too highly effective lobbyists. Matthew Elliott is fairly well-known as the founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and the… Read more