Admirers and protesters have mobilised as India’s far-right Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the USA. He is a controversial figure, given his role in the mass murder of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 and ongoing links with violent hardliners.
The Work Capability Assessment is indefensible. It needs to be scrapped. The full extent of the distress and damage it has caused may never be fully known, but all who understand, or who have not got a blindly ideological commitment to it, now say it needs to be stopped.
Like many people, it has been a long time since I’ve paid attention to the Labour Party Conference. I turned away from Blair long before Afghanistan, whilst Brown and Miliband have done little to engage me. So it has been refreshing this week, to actually look forward to and enjoy speeches once more.
The independent researcher, Stef Benstead, and the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia, have today announced the start of a research project aimed at developing an alternative to the failed Work Capability Assessment (WCA).