Tag: social cohesion

Does Local Democracy Work?

A public meeting to discuss proposals for three travellers’ camps was abandoned after 400 residents turned up. On grounds of..? Yeah, you guessed it: So many people from Leicester’s Abbey and Beaumont Leys wards arrived at the meeting venue that…

Disability Hysteria

The ‘Guardian’ has been running a string of increasingly more and more strident and alarming articles warning of the terrible consequences of the ConDem actions to change the welfare bill, feeding from pressure groups for the disabledwho have been forecasting…

Doomed To Failure, Then?

Four community projects are to receive funding from Barking and Dagenham Council this year under its Innovation Grants programme. Ooooh, let’s have a look at them then! Based in Barking, the Recovery LinkUp Cafe will be a meeting place for…

We Are All Muslims Today, Sisters!

Aisha Gill tries desperately to wriggle out of the (totally unexpected) conclusions from the Shafia murder case: On Sunday a Canadian court found three members of an Afghan family, the father, mother and son, guilty of killing three teenage sisters…

Two-Tier Public ‘Service’…

A “super team” of public sector and education officials is to be established to deal with up to 1,200 problem families. Step right up to the front of the queue! Your own private ‘Zil lane’, all you feckless… Brighton and…