The movement against the poll tax was one of the most remarkable in modern Britain. Its most famous event took place 20 years ago this week when around 200,000 people marched in London, only to be met by police violence in Whitehall as they neared their rally in Trafalgar Square.
Anti-Muslim racism is on the rise. Arun Kundnani, author of Spooked: How not to prevent violent extremism talked to us about how the government’s Preventing Violent Extremism programme casts Muslims as a ‘suspect population’
Alastair Darling’s Budget attempted an impossible balance, playing up to deep-seated popular anger with the bankers and the City, whilst keeping the City entirely on board with the promise of public spending cuts.
The Sexualisation of Young People Review commissioned by the Home Office is confused, simplistic and fails to situate sexual representation within a historical and social understanding of power and inequality.