Frontline Friday 9th August 2013: Our favourite frontline blogs this week

Michael Harris /   June 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM 1,528 views

Here’s our list of ten frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 5th August 2013. Let us know which posts we’ve missed and which other bloggers we should be following for next week’s list. Here is how the UK Govt hid 1 million jobless from official unemployment figures Scriptonite Daily explains why the unemployment rate is more than double the official rate this in many areas, while those in employment are facing ever worsening conditions to retain their non-jobs. Posted on Scriptonite Daily. Zero hours contracts – £1bn+ pa added benefit cost to public purse? Joe Halewood argues that zero hours contracts have a high price, and are likely to overwhelm the Universal Credit system. Posted on SPeye. The (invisible) problem of riches Stephen Crossley argues we need to focus on the ‘problem of riches’ in order to find solutions to the ‘problem of poverty’. Posted on North East Child Poverty Commission. The child protection ship is sinking: but everyone is too busy putting fires out to notice The Secret Social Worker asks some difficult questions about the state of child protection. Posted on Secret Social Worker. Got to be another way Jim Brown braces himself for 18 months of pre-election shenanigans from the main political parties and wonders whether we can’t do better than this – with a little help from an 80s sci-fi cult classic. Posted on On Probation Blog. The Mid Blue Line – a police perspective on public protests Police command treads the sometimes tricky line between the public’s right to protest and the police’s need to maintain order. Posted on Police Command. How to be strategic in local government System thinking for girls argues that being strategic is about more than arranging words on a page – it’s about understanding the problems people have. Posted on Everyday thinking for girls. Stamp out regressive property taxes Steve Hilditch muses over the latest campaign from the Taxpayers’ Alliance to ‘stamp out stamp duty’, and instead proposes a progressive approach to taxing property. Posted on Red Brick. What do you call a person who receives mental health services? The Masked AMHP argues that the words we employ to describe the people who use services matters, as expressions of what it actually provided to them. Posted on The Masked AMHP. Painting the picture… Dr Kate Granger explains how being ill has taught her how important it is that doctors see patients as people and not merely a conditions or diseases sat in a hospital bed. Posted on Dr Kate Granger. We’re always interested in hearing from frontline bloggers, so if you’re interested in having your post featured on Guerilla Policy then do get in touch: [email protected]

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