Unemployment is not entertainment

Unemployment is not entertainment

Recently we got another message from a television company. We are always wary about television. Generally, when media people contact us it’s to ask us to source people for them who are facing a particular problem situation. This isn’t easy as even when we know people...
Grenfell Tower: “Missing” means Dead

Grenfell Tower: “Missing” means Dead

Austerity kills. No greater proof of this fact exists than that we are watching unfold around the burnt out husk of Grenfell tower in Kensington, London. This was no accident. It was cold and calculated murder. Austerity is a spectator sport. Television has...
Beware ‘disaster capitalism’

Beware ‘disaster capitalism’

When a building collapses somewhere like Bangladesh, we have no hesitation in looking for lax regulation and corrupt practices. Now the searchlight is being shone on the UK, and we didn’t have to look far to find a shelved parliamentary report and gagged and...
A farewell to austerity

A farewell to austerity

It has taken less than a week for one of the casualties of the election to become apparent. Austerity is over. The long term economic plan of 2015 is as dead as the strength and stability of 2017. It would be easy to say that Labour’s success killed austerity and the...