Dear Fathers 4 Justice

I am a person who believes very strongly we have to challenge traditional gender assumptions. Particularly around parenting. My ex is as good a dad, as I am a mum. That did not prevent him havingg to fight for half a decade to get the joint care arrangement he enjoyed with his sons.  Conflict like…

When did ‘the poor’…

..actually become the generic term used by the left to describe the people the government is deleveraging on to. Given that these changes hit families right up the income scale and the poor actually include a sizeable chunk of the middle class and are mostly the people who do the real jobs this country relies?…

I did not report..

The @ididnotreport1 account is available to tweet your #ididnotreport. It needs to be read but not by women. There is nothing on that account which will shock a woman who grew up in our society. Nothing. Not even mild surprise. Heartbreak maybe. For those of us with daughters, fear. Resignation that during 30 years of…

When Dan Hodges is good, he is really fucking good.

It is a testament to his writing and the sheer offensiveness of the so called centre-left, that I cheer when I read him on form. Here in rewarding form, illustrating the kind of adolescent nastiness that is at the heart of why Labour are so politically weak. A common enemy doesn’t make me think him…

Shocking news that Devon plan to privatise children’s Services

In Guardian today. Point 1: Not shocking. Areas of public policy most invisible to political debate go first. Children’s Services is such an area of policy. Point 2: To sub editor. The problem here is not that it foretells the future of the NHS. Although that is a problem. These are vulnerable children. Something our…

Idea inspired by Magical Trevor and Kony 2012 Invisible Children.

We make a video like this. This is magical trevor. Watch this clip to the end. We need the Kony Video makers to make a video on the lines of Magical Trevor. Stuff it full of soundbites that make it appear just watching it places the responsibility for the world’s various shades of ‘poor people’…

A huge well done to Labour’s Coventry Council, as they win an award..

For delivering the cuts that were never subject to democratic debate. Aw, that’s nice. THey deserve special recognition for protecting services like and  ”road and pavement repairs and jobs’. I wonder how social care, childrens services, and all those other less poll friendly services fared… I hope they thank the central party for their support in…

Reproduce/Retweet re: Risk Register

Public Health for the NHS Media Release For Immediate Use: Thursday 18th March 2012 Too Risky to Tell the Public? Lords to Debate Halting Health Bill until Risk Register is Published On Monday Crossbencher Lord Owen will move a motion in the House of Lords to halt the Health and Social Care Bill until the…

Louise Restell, who is an amazing source of knowledge has done this post examining implications of expansion of ‘secret’ courts. Good stuff.