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To serve and protect? Police who cross the thin blue line.

To serve and protect? Police who cross the thin blue line.

As children we are taught to look up to the police, as a form of authority. Afterall, they are there to fight the “bad people” i.e, the criminals, who help to unleash terror on the rest of us. Often, we are led to believe that the majority of police are there to serve and protect and help keep the public[Read More…]

BLOG: Police wage war against the homeless: A vicious cycle?

BLOG: Police wage war against the homeless: A vicious cycle?

Police have launched a crackdown on homeless people, it has been reported. There have been reports across the country of police officers stealing ‘confiscating’ donated sleeping bags and food from people who “commit” rough sleeping. This of course, overlooks the fact that the vast majority are not “committing rough sleeping” by choice. Anyway, in a bid to protect the hell[Read More…]

What is the point of work?

Following Cat Reilly’s victory over the DWP, which found the workfare scheme forcing her to give up her voluntary role at a museum in order to stack shelves in Poundland for no wage, the workfare debate has re-arisen. Iain Duncan Smith isn’t deterred; he says the problem is that some people think they are “too good to do this sort[Read More…]

Could a Lib Dem win in Eastleigh be a turning point for the party?

If you hate the Lib Dems and desperately want to see them humiliated, it would be hard to orchestrate a better set of circumstances than the Eastleigh by-election. Chris Huhne, his personal life poked and prodded in the papers, resigned with very little integrity left, denying his guilt for as long as he could get away with before pleading guilty[Read More…]