Latest Neoliberal attack in the legal system by Mel Strickland.
Latest neoliberal reform in the legal system: the introduction of criminal court charges coming into effect on 13 April ranging from £150 – £1200 – it will incentivise people to plead guilty as the fees are much cheaper than if you plead not guilty and[…]
Homelessness Part 2 By Tarpaulin Simon.
Tried to film a quick piece after my second night at the homeless shelter but realised it was just an unintelligible angry rant.
Reshot it this morning. It’s about a guy that 5 weeks ago was living as a furniture restorer in Cardiff and is now living rough in[…]
New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs
Excellent new report by public health charity Medact – health professionals demand immediate moratorium to fracking due to its extreme health risks. They stop short of demanding a full ban but the implications of the report lead to that conclusion – fracking is inherently dangerous[…]
After volunteering at a shelter tonight I filmed a quick piece on the upcoming election, the possibility of another 5 years of austerity and the impact on the homeless.
Homelessness has risen by a factor of 5 since Cameron came to power but I didn’t hear this mentioned in the leaders debate.
Because the homeless[…]
BARNET COUNCIL HAVE BUILT 3 COUNCIL HOMES IN 22 YEARS (WHILST SELLING OFF/DEMOLISHING HUNDREDS)
THESE 3 HOMES WERE UNVEILED ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR TO MUCH FANFARE.
BARNET COUNCIL & BARNET HOMES HAVE SPENT OUR MONEY ON COMMEMORATIVE MUGS TO CONGRATULATE THEMSELVES!!!!
One year ago today, Barnet Council invited Boris Johnson to Muswell Hill to[…]
Leaders Debate and the failure on the NHS by Aengus Mac Og
It’s so sad to see so many fall into the trap set by this government and their paymaster bankers and tax avoiding business backers regarding the NHS. For today, after the comments of Farage, on social networks we’ve seen the woeful justifications of[…]
Sweets Way Resists
Press release – Thursday 2 April
Residents fighting for their homes have occupied an empty house backing onto the Sweets Way estate in Barnet in ongoing protest at tenant evictions. Campaigners are planning a weekend of community fun and resistance in the property which is part of the ‘Sweets Park’ redevelopment.
‘Internal Errors’ at the LeadersDebate? by Aengus Mac Og
‘Internal errors’, these are the words someone used just now to describe the person who heckled the Prime Minister at the debate yesterday. It’s pretty standard, discredit the person if you can’t discredit their arguments. It’s all very Oxbridge, they must teach it there. I’m sure[…]
In Barnet this month the bills fall due for the next big squeeze on the finances of those with the least.
Council tax support (previously council tax benefit) has been reduced again meaning that those eligible are being charged 20% of the standard bill (last year 8.5%)
Typically this will be £20-25/month to pay…..which equates[…]