The “criminal courts charge” is criminalising poverty but where’s the justice?


It’s not only the monstrous and still widening wealth inequality gap that is now the same as in 19th century Britain; it’s also our debtors’ prisons. Introduced by stealth towards the final days of the coalition government by Tory imbecile … Continue reading

It’s expensive, kills the innocent and doesn’t deter crime – it’s time to end the capital punishment debate (video)


The announcement earlier this year that a 78-year-old man was to be paroled after serving 48 years of a 30-year sentence caused an outcry – most loudly and unedifyingly from the knee-jerk ridden right-wing media.  As the man in question … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert on Benghazi and the new McCarthyism


Last month’s race to be the next Speaker of the US Congress, brought forth some interesting candidates. None more so than Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy. Stephen Colbert was quick to highlight a number of issues with McCarthy’s candidacy including his comments … Continue reading