Realities

The Data Review: The Deprivation Index

Social Policy gives us a range of means in which to assess deprivation. Some measures focus on social capital; others on economic capital. In Canada, Pierre Bourdieu inspired its public measure to combine both. The trouble for researchers now lies in deciding what indicators are most telling, from the sea of data available. There are tens of thousands of public datasets that…

Labour members asserted themselves at conference, but we need a more democratic party

This year’s Labour Party conference in Brighton was probably the most significant since Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Leader in 2015. We saw, arguably for the first time, a significant portion of the pro-Corbyn membership asserting themselves and promoting radical positions that made the leadership uncomfortable.  These are the early signs of a Corbynism that is able to act without first looking to…

Antisemitism in the UK

Late on the night of the 26th of March 2015. Jeremy Paxman looked at Ed Miliband with steely eyes: ‘They see you as a North London Geek’. It was a defining moment of the election. It followed years of criticism in which Ed Miliband was othered and represented as alien to mainstream British society. We saw it just as well on British…

Standing in Solidarity With Our Trans Siblings

The Chair of @youngfabians & LGBT+ Officer for @OpenLabour: @Charlottelvn90 speaking about the mental health of LGBT+ people and also speaking out against transphobia at #LabourConference2019 “Labour stands for everyone, and everyone has the right to be who they are.” pic.twitter.com/3AvKBz0RpS — Paul L. McGowan 🏳️‍🌈 (@PaulLMcGowan) September 25, 2019 If you’ve been to Labour Party Conference, you’ll know standing at the…