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Author Archives: Aisha Maniar

Stop the Spy Cop Cover Up

In recent years, laws curtailing civil liberties and sanctioning greater surveillance of British citizens and residents have been passed in the Houses of Parliament, making it an unusual venue for … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part III

The ability to speak more than one language competently is not unusual in many parts of the world. This, however, does not eliminate the need for professional linguists. Interpreters, usually … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part II

Translators and interpreters are typically self-employed and work independently and alone. Prior to the recent introduction of public sector language framework agreements, spoken (foreign) and unspoken (deaf spectrum) language interpreters … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part I

The wholesale sell-off of public services in the United Kingdom through privatisation is almost complete. Under the guise of providing value for money and increasing efficiency, public services have fallen … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Antifascists: A Film Review

2017, Sweden/Greece, documentary directed by Patrik Öberg and Emil Ramos, running time: 75 minutes From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Narendra Modi in India and Donald Trump in the … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deportation with Assurances: Flogging a Dead Horse?

At the end of 2013, a few months after the deportation of Jordanian terrorism suspect Abu Qatada, then Home Secretary Theresa May commissioned David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Court Interpreting Contract, Same Old Shambles

The Ministry of Justice published criminal court statistics for England and Wales for the first quarter of 2017 in June. Buried within is the first set of quantitative data on … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 13 Comments