Tories and Labour herald new dawn for youth exploitation

Tuesday’s policy announcements by the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition mark the entrance proper of both the question of youth and the question of labour into the election dog fight. In this tit-for-tat battle between the all-out reactionary welfare reforms of the Tories and the left-social democratic rhetoric of Labour, we may … Continue reading Tories and Labour herald new dawn for youth exploitation

Rising anger with the profit driven murder of our sick and disabled

Amongst the many cuts being made to jobs, pensions, public services and welfare provision in Britain today, the cuts to benefits generally and the benefits of the disabled in particular are perhaps the easiest to recognise as heartless targeting of ‘soft’ (ie, largely defenceless) groups to protect the profits of the rich and powerful. Disabled … Continue reading Rising anger with the profit driven murder of our sick and disabled