Green New Deal report

Posted: November 24, 2019 in reports

Alex Phillips, the Green MEP for the South East of England asked me to put together a report on the Green New Deal. The publication looks at what a Green New Deal might look like at the local level, specifically in Dover and on the Isle of Wight. It brings together the available data and information with interviews from people who are already working on the solutions and enablers for a Green New Deal.

Read the full report here. 

Brexit piece in the Irish Times

Posted: September 18, 2019 in articles

Many non-EU family members of UK citizens in Ireland have received a “worrying” letter from Irish authorities warning their right to reside would end in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

“People were terrified when they got those letters,” says Cathal Malone, an immigration lawyer, whose clients received such letters from Irish authorities.

Until now this cohort have lived in Ireland under EU laws. The letters said such family members would be “transferred”to “domestic immigration arrangements”

Read the full piece here.

Since the start of May, Natalie Bloomer and I have been writing a series of social affairs features in the Byline Times. Check out what we’ve done so far.

Thousands of Homeless People Excluded from London’s Flagship Support Service

Beirut article in the New Humanist

Posted: May 16, 2019 in articles
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I’ve got another Beirut article out, this time in the print copy of the New Humanist as part of their special edition on religion and power. You can get access from their website. https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/5475/race-to-the-future

Figures obtained by Politics.co.uk reveal that almost 300 Commonwealth nationals have been evicted from their homes under the government’s controversial ‘right to rent’ rules, raising concerns that members of the Windrush generation could have been affected.

Read the full article here.

This is the third report in my Hungry Christmas series for Keith Taylor MEP since 2013. Once again, the numbers of people using emergency food aid have risen. Five years ago, one of the food bank managers I spoke to said that if there is still a significant food bank network in twenty years, then we will have failed as a nation – to resolve the underlying issues of poverty, welfare cuts and inequality.

Read the full report here.

Kicked and jumped on in their sleep. That was the appalling experience of two men sleeping rough in Hull city centre. Humberside Police have released CCTV footage of the incident in the hope of identifying the three people responsible. The police appeal comes as new figures, given exclusively to this programme, show a significant increase over the last five years in violent crimes against homeless people.

Watch the full story here.

In a country that’s undergone significant conflict and a multifaceted civil war (1975-1990), Lebanese people have an annual rallying point to promote peace. Last weekend, thousands gathered for it, running in the 16th Beirut Marathon.

Read the full article here.

Hear my thoughts on race equality and environmental politics here on the Big Green Podcast.

If you want to understand the liberal narrative and response to the crisis, this is a readable and clear start. The limitation is that inequality, exclusion, and poverty are seen as growing problems to be solved through reform, rather than leading to the rejection of the economic model.

Read more here.