Interpreters4Justice YouTube channel

Collected Radio Broadcasts

TV & Radio coverage of the Capita-TI interpreting contract

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, 10 May 2013, Geoffrey Buckingham on BBC radio about Capita TI: it's a display of contempt

BBC Radio 4, 1 May 2013, EULITA on BBC Radio Four: UK risks breaking a new EU Directive

BBC Three Counties, 28 February 2013, Interpreting services in courts: a con on the tax-payer

“Interpreter services are a con on the tax payer and a con on the victims of crime” says Michael Turner QC, Chairman, Criminal Bar Association

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 14 December 2012 The Paul Stainton Bigger Breakfast Show on the Public Accounts Committee report [07:10 and 08:15 AM] 

BBC Radio 4, 24 October 2012 File on Four: Public, Private and Profitable  Read the Transcript 

BBC Democracy Live, 15 October 2012 Public Accounts Committee hearing

Al Jazeera, 10 October 2012 Selling off Britain: Lost in Translation?

BBC Radio Tees, 01 October 2012 Court interpreting in the news

BBC Radio Lincolnshire, 9 August 2012
BBC on ALS: Full radio report with follow-up interview

BBC News, 9 August 2012
Court interpreter checks 'non-existent'

BBC Look East, 7 August 2012
BBC Look East reports on ALS' failure to supply court interpreters 
(Available on BBC iPlayer to users in the UK only, Time slot: 11:45 - 13:35)

BBC Radio 4, 1 May and 7 May 2012
Word of Mouth: Interpreters
Michael Rosen investigates the world of interpreting. We meet interpreters in business, sport and even psychotherapy, discover how there's more to the job than just language skills, and hear a report on the work of interpreters in the new Russia.

BBC Radio Wales, 19 April 2012
Continuing problems with court interpreting contractor ALS Ltd Item is from 06:48 to 06:51

PressTV, 10 April 2012
'A simple question': Privatization of the UK justice system

Channel 4 News, 23 March 2012
Court chaos as interpreter service goes private

BBC London News, 21 March 2012
Translation firm accused of misleading law courts

BBC Radio 4, Today, 15 March 2012
Crispin Blunt: "Interpreters were on six-figure salaries and were abusing the system" 

BBC Points West, 09 March 2012
Police forces in the West are considering signing up to a translation service which has borne the brunt of heavy criticism from the Ministry of Justice; Item from 09:03 - 11:48 [no link at present]

BBC News West Midlands, 08 March 2012
Protesters outside the Birmingham courts

BBC Asian Network, 08 March 2012
Asian Network Reports  Item starts at 04:24

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, 07 March 2012
New system for booking court interpreters costing one region an extra £30,000 per week.

BBC WM, 05 March 2012 
Law Society Member: "There is only one way out of this and that is to cancel the contract." 
Part 1Part 2.

Channel 4 News , 02 March 2012
Court translation service in crisis after cost-cutting deal

BBC Radio 5Live, 24 February 2012

BBC Lincolnshire 15 February 2012
Part 1 ; Part 2

BBC Radio 5Live, 12 February 2012
5Live Investigates: Court Interpreting

Aplied Language Solutions / Capita - Meet the Team!

Applied Language Solutions / Capita Downfall parody - Part 1 

Applied Language Solutions / Capita Downfall parody - Part 2

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