“The message is such that people are allowed to discriminate against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers because there is nobody to stand by us and there is no government or institution to represent us.” Virgil Bitu describes the complex and deteriorating relationship between traveller communities and government.

Cllr Kim Long describes the significance of Scotland’s next round of parliamentary elections
Phélim Mac Cafferty explains why councils should not be forced to revert to in-person meetings despite restrictions easing
David Newman, environmental campaigner and author of Everything is Connected, revisits the ideas of trade-unionist Jimmy Reid
Kevin Blowe considers what the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill means for civil rights movements
Green Peer Natalie Bennett advises on the progress of the government’s HIV transmission target
The prospective nuclear plant has been criticised by MPs
Natalie Bennett reflects on 2020 from the House of Lords
Paul Corry details the cross-border cooperation drawn on to stop the city’s arms trade exhibition