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…

This weekend anti war demonstrations have taken place all over Britain. Once again, Stop the War Coalition (StW), have chosen not to invite any Syrians to speak at their demonstrations, worried that this would “muddy the water” of their campaign. The self proclaimed leadership of the anti war movement have chosen to completely silence the…