I voted against the Government’s Spycops Bill on Monday: the latest chapter in removing key scrutiny powers away from the judiciary, placing British authorities beyond the law, and squashing dissent.
UBI: Unprecedented Times Call for An Unprecedented Solution – In My View (Column for the South London Press)
In the sixth-largest economy in the world, nobody should be having to choose between eating and heating their home. Rather than serving our broken economic system, we must instead build a system that serves everyone and paves the way for a just transition to a fairer, greener and more equal economy after the pandemic.
The Overseas Operations Bill is the Government’s latest attempt to use domestic law to row back on the UK’s international obligations.
Rather than trying to push refugees and asylum seekers back onto continental Europe (whether by clumsy Brexit diplomacy or Naval war ship), the Government must accept its international obligations and accept our fair share of refugees.
We don’t just need green investment, we need a Green New Deal – In My View (Column for the South London Press)
The decisions we take now as we head into the next recession will determine the future health of our planet. The environment must be at the heart of our rebuilding efforts and that means every single government policy must fit with the bigger push towards net-zero.
Universality was the founding principle of the welfare state and must underpin our country’s approach to the coronavirus crisis and its economic aftermath: providing help to all who need it to get the country back on its feet.