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.
Small businesses are being hit hard by Coronavirus. We should do more to support them – In My View (Column for South London Press)
Allowing small businesses to go bust isn’t just bad policy, risking a deeper recession and job losses, it’s also a hammer blow to communities. That makes it all the more important for the Government to learn from mistakes so far and get its second round of support right.
Big business needs to stop taking big liberties and being a big employer needs to come with some big responsibilities.