General Election: Seven weeks to save Britain

By Maurice Mcleod  So Theresa May has done it. After saying the country needed stability and that she would let Parliament run its course, she’s had her head turned by positive opinion polls and she’s going for a land-grab general election on 8 June. With all theatre she is becoming known for, she announced on the… Read More

Generation Rent is even struggling to do that

by Kiri Kankhwende  Criticising millennials for being narcissistic and coddled is a cottage industry – the latest instalment of which comes by way motivational speaker Simon Sinek, who told the Independent the reason millennials make frustrating employees is because of a parenting culture that told them they were special: “They were dealt a bad hand.”… Read More

Cuts to Sexual Health services in the UK will disproportionately affect BAME communities

by Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan  2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Venereal Diseases (VD) Act of 1917, a significant piece of legislation in the UK, which introduced the guiding principles of free and confidential treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are still followed today. This act led to the creation of the first purpose… Read More

Don’t Believe Brexiters: The Battle to Save the NHS Starts Now

by Kiri Kankhwende  Never Mind George Osborne, Here’s a Deficit That You Can Actually Do Something About Brexit will either usher in an economic apocalypse or a sunlit upland of prosperity and democracy, depending on who you’re listening to. Honest campaigners will admit the truth: Brexit will be uncharted territory and there’s a lot we… Read More

Boris Johnson wasn’t just attacking Obama’s heritage, he was attacking us all

by Kiri Kankhwende  Before Obama landed last week, Brexiters were beside themselves at the thought that he would weigh in to the referendum debate and tip the scales against them. After all, one of the main planks of the Brexit economic argument is that an independent Britain, free from the shackles of the EU, will… Read More

Behind the Privileged Privacy Curtain

by Maurice Mcleod  The financial world of the rich and famous is a murky one, with powerful individuals and corporations carrying out countless shady acts to obscure their wealth from the rest of us. Have you ever noticed how the richer people are the less likely they are to mention their money? Salaries and inheritance… Read More

Exploiting Feminism for Profit

by Maya Goodfellow Last week while flicking through TV channels an advert caught my attention. I was momentarily pleased to watch as a young girl was enchanted by clips of famous women – from feminist activist Emmeline Pankhurst to iconic singer Billie Holiday – while Fleur East’s version of Girl on Fire played in the… Read More

How much are you worth?

by Maya Goodfellow How much do you think you’re worth? It’s a hard question to answer but if you’re a migrant in the UK, originally from a country outside the EU, the government has done it for you. You’re worth nothing, unless you’re earning £35,000 or more. The government’s new immigration policy says it all:… Read More

Health & Social Care Act paves the way for privatisation and effectively abolishing the NHS

by Dr Youssef El-Gingihy The NHS was the pre-eminent issue of the election, with polling showing that it is the most important concern of voters. However, the Health & Social Care Act represents the final stage in the conversion of the NHS into a market-based system, paving the way for privatisation and effectively abolishing the… Read More

“It’s an exciting time to be a politician”: Interview with Reema Patel (Labour Councillor)

by Kiri Kankhwende Reema Patel is a councillor in Barnet and the Secretary of the Fabian Women’s Network. She also sits on the Labour Party’s Disability Labour executive committee and has campaigned on a number of issues, including libraries, housing rights for domestic violence survivors and better working conditions for care workers. 1. What first… Read More