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Soaring rent is creating a two-tier society

Soaring rent is creating a two-tier society

If you were to believe the government, we are living in a time of plenty, with zero inflation, …

Where is the outrage over Britain's Sandra Blands?

Where is the outrage over Britain's Sandra Blands?

For over forty years, families of black people (usually men) who died in the custody of our pol…

Police commissioners offer fresh hope for cannabis reform

Police commissioners offer fresh hope for cannabis reform

Alas 85% of us had better things to do rather than take the time out to vote for a local police…

Even a Cameron victory on Europe won't save him

Even a Cameron victory on Europe won't save him

Despite his best efforts, the prime minister is embroiled in an in/out debate over Europe. The…

Cameron's asylum policy turns us all into pound shop Gestapos

Cameron's asylum policy turns us all into pound shop Gestapos

It’s difficult to think of a more reprehensible response to the Calais crisis than the one Davi…

The madness begins: Lambeth bans everything in legal high crack-down

The madness begins: Lambeth bans everything in legal high crack-down

You don’t have to wait for the psychoactive substances bill to become law for the absurd specta…

'It'll be hell': The view from inside prison about a smoking ban

'It'll be hell': The view from inside prison about a smoking ban

On the morning of June 30th, they banned smoking in Melbourne prison. Footage from news helico…

Prison inspector to Gove: You need to reduce prison numbers

Prison inspector to Gove: You need to reduce prison numbers

One key aspect has been missing from Michael Gove’s growing commitment to a more liberal prison…

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