About JJ

Co-founder of Black Triangle

The Costs of Sovereign Default – Eduardo Borensztein and Ugo Panizza (Our conclusion: Let’s default! Wipe the slate clean!)

“Perhaps the most robust and striking finding is that the effect of defaults is short lived, as we almost never can detect effects beyond one or two years.” “Self-interested policymakers may try postponing defaults even at increasing economic cost, as the … Continue reading →

Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference today recognised the Government’s efforts in implementing Professor Harrington’s recommendations

Jenny Willott: Vital to ensure people have confidence in WCA system Sat, 17 Sep 2011 Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference today recognised the Government’s efforts in implementing Professor Harrington’s recommendations on the reform of the Work Capability Assessments and calls on … Continue reading →

Iain Duncan Smith’s speech to the Royal Society of Edinburgh ‘hailed’ by Black Triangle & UK Uncut Protesters 16/9/11

Thursday 14th September 2011 Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was met by angry protesters at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Wednesday evening. He was there to give a talk entitled “Welfare Reform, Social Justice and … Continue reading →

So-Called Minister “FOR” Disabled People Maria Miller hails Work Programme and Paralympian ‘Success’ stories as the real solutions to problem of disability hate crime

NOW you too can be a high-achieving Uber-crip! Stop whingeing, pull yourself together and stop expecting the state to look after you! If Professor Stephen Hawking can make his way through life – so can you! No wonder you all … Continue reading →

Tales of bullying and abuse ‘prove authorities have failed disabled’ By Nina Lakhani 12/9/11

Tales of bullying and abuse ‘prove authorities have failed disabled’ By Nina Lakhani The Independent, Monday, 12 September 2011 Victims of abuse and torture: clockwise from top-left: Michael Gilbert, Christopher Foulkes, Fiona Pilkington, Francecca Hardwick Public authorities are guilty of … Continue reading →

UK Human Rights Blog – ‘Inquiry into disability-related harassment reports’ – 13/9/2011 by Adam Wagner (1 Crown Office Row Chambers)

Rights Commission has published Hidden in plain sight, a report into disability-related harassment and how well this is currently being addressed by public authorities. The report, which finds a “systemic failure by public authorities to recognise the extent and impact of harassment and abuse … Continue reading →

EHRC in Scotland on Disability Hate Crime: “The issue is ‘hiding in plain sight’ because, as a society, we have failed to recognise the nature and scale of the problem.”

Abuse of the disabled ‘hides in plain sight’ Published Date: 12 September 2011 The Scotsman By ALASTAIR DALTON   DISABLED people are suffering harassment and abuse because of the systemic failure of public bodies to prevent such attacks, according a watchdog’s … Continue reading →

The Department of Health has sneaked out two toxic changes that could seriously damage your health by promoting ignorance and restricting your rights as a citizen.

Lansley’s unhealthy double whammy: What you won’t know or find out about the NHS While battle rages over the government’s  controversial reforms of the NHS, the Department of Health has sneaked out two toxic  changes that could  seriously damage your health … Continue reading →