Protect Your (Human) Rights – Sign Now!

Harriet Harman, Interim Leader of the Labour Party has today written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron opposing the plans to scrap our cherished Human Rights Act – that protects your core fundamental rights, such as the right to life, fair trail, protection from torture, liberty and security. I’ve co-signed the letter that has been sent to David Cameron […]

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Unemployment – Let’s Tackle the Causes, Not Alienate Jobseekers

Following on from the post yesterday regarding potential community work schemes that could be investigation – ideally by an independent committee – I have a strong belief that we need to strengthen work experience schemes for jobseekers that would like to gain further experience or new experience in an area that they are interested in working in. I am a […]

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Ending Workfare – aka State Mandated Slavery

Workfare is, unfortunately, anything but fair. Workfare is a catch-all used to describe government sanctioned schemes that require benefit claimants to do unpaid work in return for their benefits – in many cases unpaid work for profit-making, private sector companies. The Tories say that Workfare is not compulsory – the reason they give is that if benefit claimants do not […]

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