Mo Stewart * ABSTRACT The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is the functional assessment used in the UK by the Department for Work and Pensions to assess eligibility for the Employment and Support Allowance. This is the most recent income replacement benefit for chronically sick and disabled claimants who are unfit to work. Despite five consecutive…

In my work, it is never claimed that a group is represented by its worst members; the worst members is no more representative than the noblest members of whom a group may boast. What I have said is that the worst members are characteristic of the standards of a group, those the group just barely…

By making leaked documents – with careful and specifically justified redactions – available in searchable form to journalists and the general public, Wikileaks set a new standard for journalistic ethics and transparency, allowing for a new level of accountability in journalism. Whereas previously, readers were given no practicable way to verify journalists’ claims about the…

FFRWDRWCH IFFWRDD! YN Y MOTORPOINT ARENA 16/03/2016 @ Motorpoint Arena, Caerdydd Bomiau ar Fomiau ar Fomiau! Pa fath o berson sydd yn edrych ar yr erchyllderau sydd yn traflyncu Syria, y miloedd sydd wedi gorfod ffoi oherwy­dd rhyfel, y nifer aflan o farwolaethau o’r holl ryfeloedd amrywiol ar draws y byd a sydd yn meddwl: “Mae angen…

BOMBS AWAY! AT THE MOTORPOINT ARENA 16/03/2016 @Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Bombs, Bombs, and more Bombs! What sort of a person looks at the horror engulfing Syria, the millions displaced by war, the utterly horrifying number of deaths from the various wars around the world and thinks to themselves: “You know what the world needs? A whole lot…

Payton Quinn on Germaine Greer, trans rights, and the weaponisation of free speech. During this year’s Trans Awareness Week, Cardiff University will be honouring Germaine Greer as a ‘Distinguished Lecturer’, despite Greer’s long history of dehumanising rhetoric against trans women, which includes an attempt to get a trans woman academic sacked from her post for…