I have been on Twitter long enough to have learned to take anonymous derogatory tweets on the chin, but the evening of incessant notifications left me with an understanding of the level to which Katie Hopkins can influence the opinions of her followers, of which she has over half a million on Twitter.
Today, sweeping changes to the care system - the biggest for more than 50 years - come into force. I welcome many of the reforms. However, the new Care Act can only go so far. Because three big issues sit behind it. The first is that, currently, not everyone who needs care gets it.
This time more people will be hearing from the Green Party than ever before - and far more will have a chance to vote Green. Much of the focus will be on the leaders' debates. But the Green Party campaign isn't only exciting because I get the chance to debate with the other party leaders on television. We're going to win record numbers of votes because we'll be knocking on more doors, in more constituencies, than ever before.
I'm Lewis Campbell, I'm the Scottish Green Party candidate for the Dunfermline and West Fife constituency and I'm 18 years old. Why am I in politics? The question should be: why isn't everybody?
All censorship, including No Platform, is an elitist activity. Censors are generally self-appointed individuals who believe they have the right to decide which viewpoints should not be spoken or heard by anyone.
The last five years have included some real successes for the LGBT community and some progress for trans communities. The most memorable for many is finally being able to legally marry their husband or wife. However, while I welcome this with open arms, the achievements of this government also present a big risk for the LGBT community. That risk is complacency.
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It is our fear that the gaps in the net are getting larger and more families in crisis are falling through, unrecognised and receiving no help. This will have a detrimental effect on their wellbeing, leaving many problems to snowball rather than being resolved. Storing up problems cost us more as a society in the long term.
Even in the digital age, knowledge happens because people with common interests can easily work alongside each other, wherever they come from. This open society is under attack amidst calls to leave the EU.
Politicians and campaigning organisations attempt to engage my generation with simplifications and pop culture references, gimmicks to make politics more 'accessible,' as if the tit-for-tat and basic narratives of the main parties' election campaigning are too much for us. Wrong: it's not enough.
The mug, the message it embraces, reeks of cynicism and opportunism, reminding us that Labour still has a distance to travel before its base can feel entirely comfortable in returning to the fold after years spent in a Blairite wilderness.
With one in five people of working age in Scotland having a disability, equality campaigner and SNP member Jamie Szymkowiak set up the One in Five Campaign with Labour Party activist Pam Duncan-Glancy.
Walking home a few weeks ago, I saw a poster for a screening of the Skip Kite documentary, 'Tony Benn: Will and Testament'. This is a filmic obituary of this much-respected titan of the Left, with interviews and footage spanning his 50-odd years in parliament.
In a profession which employs more women than men, why are we looking at an almost all-male senior squad? Across the heritage sector the most senior women are now all officers rather than chair... It is a depressing situation.
The Church recognises the right of a sovereign state to control its borders in furtherance of the common good. Crucially, it also recognises the right of human persons to migrate, so that they can realise their God-given rights. Too often our political debate revolves around numbers, and not values. Into the discourse must come Jesus's words: "Love they neighbour as thyself."
Miliband's announcement on Friday that he would cap profits which private firms make from hospital treatment at 5% and that Labour would end the requirement for all health contracts to be opened up to the NHS certainly sounds like a winning policy.