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Privatisation of Child Protective Services is underway: what could possibly go wrong?

In June 2014, it was widely reported that the government had abandoned plans to privatise child protection services. However, these services are still under threat. When the Department for Education published draft regulations that would have allowed private companies to run children’s social services such as child protection, all hell broke loose. The Guardian ran a…

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On This Dark Day, Sophia Blackwell’s Beautiful Words Will Light You Up

This has not been humanity’s finest week.  A massacre in Paris, a racially motivated bombing in Colorado, IS on the rampage, Israel slaughtering Palestinians, and at home – bankers scoring bonuses while 1 million people are reliant on food banks to eat. I’ve long been a fan of poet and author Sophia Blackwell, but mostly…

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Richard Dawkins Issues Shameless Anti-Muslim Tweet In Wake Of #CharlieHebdo Shooting In Paris

‘Selfish Gene’ author and esteemed scientist Richard Dawkins has issued a tweet in the wake of the deadly attacks on a French satirical magazine; a most unwelcome contribution to a horrific situation. Armed gunmen are on the run in Paris after attacking the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, leaving at least 12 people dead…

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Osborne Reveals Real Aim Of Austerity: Public Sector To Be Cut To 1930’s Levels In Next Four Years

George Osborne’s Autumn Statement today has deftly underscored a point we have been making at Scriptonite Daily since 2010 – Austerity is not a temporary measure to balance the books, but an ideological commitment to remove the NHS and the rest of the post World War II welfare state. According to the Office for Budget…

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RBS Bankers Guilty of £3m Fraud Walk Free, Judge Says They’ve ‘Suffered’ Enough

Two RBS bankers found guilty of a property fraud worth £3m are walking away without jail time because the judge believes they have already “suffered” as they were “embarrassed” by the incident. Despite pulling in salaries of over £100,000 a year each, the two RBS bankers decided they’d treat the RBS mortgage portfolio like their…

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It’s Time To Get Real About Political Correctness

It has become cool to act as if ‘political correctness’ is some kind of cultural oppression, and to elevate those who challenge it as subversive, radical, fresh-thinkers.  This is part of the attractiveness of parties like UKIP, presenting themselves as a slap in the face to the mainstream.  But it is actually the defense, not…