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Vice: How many people do legal highs really kill?

A piece I wrote for Vice after the Queen’s Speech, pointing out that leading right-wing think tank the Centre for Social Justice has mislead the public, and the government, on the dangers of legal highs. 9 more words


♕ Queen sacrifice ♕

Reposted from an article in PCS people magazine

In chess, a queen sacrifice is a move giving up a queen in return for tactical… 269 more words

David Cameron

Legislative goals for the next Parliament

The government has revealed its legislative goals for the next Parliament in the Queen’s Speech.

Here’s a summary of the key bills affecting businesses.

Enterprise Bill… 314 more words

Income Tax

The new Immigration bill – the  criminalization of work and everyday bordering*

by Georgie Wemyss

In last month’s Queen’s speech, the Conservative government pledged to introduce a new Immigration Act that will create an offence of  ’illegal working’  enabling the police to seize the wages of those working in the shadow economy as cleaners, kitchen porters and agricultural workers as ‘proceeds of crime’. 394 more words


Large energy generation projects in Wales – who will be deciding on them in future?

11 June 2015

Article by Graham Winter, National Assembly for Wales Research Service, with contributions from Louise Smith, Science and Environment Section, House of Commons Library… 908 more words


Unfrozen: a hollow victory for new parents?

In this guest post, Abi Wood of NCT argues that the Government has to do more for new parents than simply exempt maternity and parental pay from its benefits freeze. 453 more words

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Queen’s Speech fails to mention social care funding

Original post from Care Home

‘……………By: Sue Learner

Social care funding was ‘strikingly absent’ from the Queen’s Speech which set out the Government’s intention to secure the future of the National Health Service by increasing the health budget, integrating healthcare and social care and ensuring thNatioe NHS works on a seven day basis. 616 more words