The decimation of Legal Aid – why should you care?

by Miranda Grell In the first half of the twentieth century when the Legal Aid and Advice Act came into force in Britain, legal aid was considered to be the fourth pillar of the new welfare state, alongside the National Health Service, comprehensive schools and council housing. There was public support for the new form… Read More

The Police Have Their Own Crimes to Answer For

CONTENT NOTE: This piece will include descriptions of police violence in some detail. by Shane Thomas In 2008, Sean Rigg – a black man suffering from mental illness – died in police custody. Yet it’s taken nearly eight years for the case to be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service to determine whether the police… Read More