As a passionate economic equality activist, I found myself unable to raise a glass in celebration of TV presenter Samira Ahmed’s successful equal pay claim against the BBC, a victory that will see her paid £3,000 per episode of Newswatch and that may win her nearly £700,000 in back pay.
Talks like the one delivered by independent researcher and author Dario Kenner at Toynbee Hall on 9.7.19, serve as a reminder that the solutions to our environmental woes lie more in challenging our economic elites than in persuading ordinary individuals steeped eye-ball deep in the ‘me, me, me’ consumer culture to change their behaviour.
Martha Gill argued in the Observer on 23.6.19 that free speech isn’t under threat and that only bigots and boors are claiming it is. Ironically, Gill’s article uses two of the classic tools employed by political correctness zealots to stifle debate.
Professor Diane Reay explains how England’s education system merely reflects rather than remedies inequality and how it has always failed the working-class.
The relentless rise in house prices in Britain over the past several decades, says Hilber, has worsened levels of inequality by giving the children of long-term home owners access to large sums of capital and presenting the children of poor parents with house prices that are beyond their means.
TJM’s report on the 9th December 2018 Brexit Betrayal protest and counter-protest shines a light on the violent far-left and suggests its tactics are feeding right wingers’ growing sense of resentment.