The private and public spheres are merging, an ideological transfer of power and profit into corporate hands. But there's a human cost to allowing private companies to run services that are relied on by some of our most vulnerable citizens.
For those of us living with mental illness, stigma and prejudice can all too often permeate every part of our everyday lives. When Owen Smith labelled his Labour leadership rival a “lunatic” last night, he showed a complete disregard for some of society’s most vulnerable people.
It was revealed this week that British radical hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been convicted for urging people to support Islamic State. Oli Rahman argues it was the media that helped legitimise Choudary's views, something for which he too takes some blame.