Society

  • Brexit: The Power-Grab And The Corruption Green Light
    TruePublica Editor: There are two stories in The Times and Financial Times over the weekend that really should make the hairs on the back of our necks stand up in fear of what is coming down the road with this government. The first from The Times is a piece about how it is when the…
  • ‘Horrifying behaviour’: Simon Case’s PACAC appearance
    TruePublica Editor: The cabinet secretary is considered to be one of the most powerful and influential civil servants at the heart of government. Here we get some sort of insight into what was going on during the ‘partygate’ incident from the man himself, Simon Case at the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hearing last…
  • 20 MPs With Anti-Abortion Group Links Seeking To Replicate US Decision
    TruePublica Editor: Do not think that the overturning of abortion rights in the USA will not come to the UK. Campaigners have already warned that what has happened could have a devastating impact on UK abortion rights. Women’s magazine Marie Claire writes – “While women in the UK have access to free and safe abortions,…
  • BJ: The Tory Party Think This Is Their Best Bet
    The news all over social media but not in the actual news media – either published or broadcast – that Boris Johnson’s lover at the time was caught administering oral sex whilst in his official office at the Foreign Office when an MP walked in demonstrates exactly the state of Downing Street today. As one…
  • NDN Collective Blasts SCOTUS’ Move to Gut EPA’s Power in Landmark Case
    “We know that Indigenous, Black, and immigrant communities suffer higher levels of pollution exposure – today’s ruling signals to our communities that our health, livelihoods,…
  • Democracy: The Puppet, His Masters And A Right-Wing Coup
    By TruePublica Editor: There, I’ve said it. It’s in the headline. Without so much of a scuffle and without a whimper, Britain has fallen to really amounts to a right-wing coup.  Democracy is dying in plain sight. We did not notice because it was years in the making – and when it came – its…
  • Will Boris Johnson Now Try Convince Us To Go To War?
    By TruePublica Editor: Why is Boris Johnson the one leader standing head and shoulders above all others when it comes to Ukraine? In his desperate struggle to stay in power at home, will he now try to convince us to go to war with Russia? In May this year, the veteran philanthropist and former financier George…
  • Inflation Is Not The Only Motivation Of Striking Workers
    The British government set out planned changes to law last Thursday that would make it easier for businesses to use temporary staff to minimise the impact of strike action. This action alone has angered a very large swathe of the working population that has now reached even high-paid workers such as doctors. Britain’s rail network…
  • LGA: Inflation Pressures Risk Emergency Budget Cuts To Key Local Services
    Rising energy prices and spiralling inflation are forcing councils to rip up financial plans set just three months ago with the potential of emergency funding cuts to local services to meet their legal duty to balance the books this year. As more than 1,600 local government leaders, councillors and ministers gather at the start of its…
  • Revolving Doors: Cab Sec Sedwill Lands Job With Top Defence Firm
    The Establishment is a term used to define the British elite that selects its own members and entrenches elite structures in specific institutions. It is a relatively small class or group of people who exercise that control as The Establishment. The term “revolving door” refers to the movement of high-level employees from public-sector jobs to private-sector jobs…
  • Why It’s Over For The Nasty Party
    By TruePublica Editor: The phrase ‘going to the dogs’ originated in the 1500s. It was about bad or stale food that was not thought to be suitable for human consumption and was subsequently thrown to the dogs. The expression caught on and expanded to include any person that came to a bad end, was ruined,…
  • Only 9 Per Cent of Men Born Today Can Expect To Reach Retirement Age In Good Health
    A new report from IPPR and Future Health calls for major reforms to put the NHS on a more sustainable footing after the shock of the pandemic.  This call for reform also comes as new analysis shows that just 9 per cent of men and 16 per cent of women born today can currently expect to…
  • Council chiefs warn of post-Brexit shortage of professional regulators
    By William Eichler: Local authority leaders have urged the Government to do more to train staff to work in the regulatory system due to an increase in post-Brexit challenges. A new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) looking at the state of regulation in the UK after its exit from the EU says that…
  • The Israeli left has broken the Nakba taboo. Will the right of return be next?
    The past year has seen many left-wing Israeli groups looking beyond the occupation to confront the legacies of 1948, but they remain divided over redressing…
  • Top Firms See Profits Surge 34 per cent, While Wages Fall Behind
    While inflation is primarily being driven by global factors, a new think tank report argues that a profits surge by some companies could be a contributing factor to soaring prices. Contrary to the arguments of the Prime Minister and the Governor of the Bank of England that wage restraint is needed to keep inflation down,…
  • Government Plans To Scrap Natural England – ‘Calamitous’
    By TruePublica: The internal publication for civil servants has reported the government is planning on scrapping Natural England. Its purpose in life is, as it says on its homepage – “the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We help to protect and restore our natural world.” There’s a good reason why the government is…
  • The Government Plans A Bonfire of Private Life Protections
    By Mariano Delli Santi: The Government have just announced their plans to gut the UK General Data Protection Regulation. They are proposing to bonfire your rights and remove the protections the law affords to your private life, vulnerabilities, and aspirations. This is but a natural product of poor proposals being discussed in a rigged consultation process. Big multinational…
  • Policing Bill Created By Secretive Oil-Funded Think Tank
    By Adam Bychawski: The UK government’s legislative crackdown on protest with the Policing Bill in England and Wales was dreamed up by a secretive right-wing think tank that had been funded by US oil giant ExxonMobil, openDemocracy reveals. Policy Exchange explicitly said the government should pass legislation to target Extinction Rebellion (XR) in a 2019…
  • Tory Party Faces Questions Over Unaccounted £millions In 2019 Election
    By Adam Bychawski: Researchers from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance were unable to work out what more than a fifth of the Tories’ national spend had actually been used for because of unclear or even missing invoices. The Tory Party is now facing questions over more than £3.6m it spent in the…
  • Dark Money: US climate deniers pump millions into Tory-linked think tanks
    By Adam Bychawski: Influential right-wing UK think tanks with close access to ministers have received millions in ‘dark money’ donations from the US, openDemocracy can reveal. The TaxPayers’ Alliance, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Policy Exchange, the Adam Smith Institute and the Legatum Institute have raised $9m from American donors since 2012. Of this,…
  • Study: School absence now persistently one in four
    A new report on school absence by England’s Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, estimates there were 1.7m pupils persistently absent in the autumn 2021 term compared to over 900,000 children in autumn 2020. The Government needs to ensure that councils have enough funding and powers to help ensure that all children are able to…
  • Constitutional Affairs Committee Investigates Gov’t Over Cronyism
    Editor Comment: Boris Johnson is now on course to have had three ethics advisers and three different Downing Street set-ups in less than three years. It is not possible for any reasonably sane individual to think that this is the best way to run a country. There have now been seven formal investigations into Johnson’s government…
  • Government Plan For Collection of Citizens’ Internet Records
    Editor’s Comment: The story below really should be on the front page of every newspaper in the land. It tells of how an out-of-control government has become so paranoid that they want access to the entire record of each citizen’s internet records. The Terrorism Act 2000 was initially passed to catch those involved in heinous…
  • NDN Collective Launches 2022 Community Self-Determination Grant: A Power Building Opportunity for Indigenous Communities
    The application for the 2022 Community Self-Determination Grant is now open to Indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island. This grant opportunity is intended to build Indigenous…
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