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Are Payday Lenders to Blame for the Economy?

August 10, 2015 1:45 pmComments Off on Are Payday Lenders to Blame for the Economy?
Are Payday Lenders to Blame for the Economy?

Payday Lenders have become the scapegoat for the UK economy’s effect on our standard of living. The newspapers, radio, and parliament have been up in arms about the ‘legal loan sharks’ and their exploitation of the poor. The problem with these sentiments is that they do not represent that of those […]

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In Debt? You’re Not Alone…

February 27, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
In Debt? You’re Not Alone…

It’s that time of year that everyone hates… The hype of Christmas and new year are out the way and our bank balances have felt the pinch. For most of us a month pay has had to stretch from before christmas to the end of January which is a very […]

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The Coalition Loan Sharks: Privatisation of Student Loans Now Certain

March 3, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
The Coalition Loan Sharks: Privatisation of Student Loans Now Certain

Recent government legislation has confirmed another coalition-enforced blow to higher education. Currently, any student who has purchased a loan post-1990 faces further monetary concerns and debts after they leave university. As we all know too well, an atypical UK or EU undergraduate who commenced their studies in 2012 will end […]

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The New Face Of Britain

April 1, 2013 10:05 am2 comments
The New Face Of Britain

The other half and I went down to Greenwich the other day for a little outing marking our fourteen-month anniversary (yes, alright, we know we’re soppy).  Greenwich, for us as for a lot of the people of Britain, is one of the places that, even though the North-of-the-Riverers never venture […]

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How to Beat the Bailiffs

February 5, 2013 6:06 pm4 comments
How to Beat the Bailiffs

Amongst some of the industries that are booming since the capitalist car crash are food banks, Cash Converters (pawn shops), exploitative pay-day loan shark companies and bailiffs. We heard recently in the news that the government is to introduce new laws to restrict some of the bailiffs’ practices. Presumably, some of these bailiff companies […]

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My Political Awakening

July 16, 2012 3:30 pm0 comments
My Political Awakening

Concrete events showed me the way to become a socialist. I come from a traditional Labour family and grew up on a council estate in North-West England. There was mum, dad and five kids. We voted Labour and just about everybody in the neighbourhood voted Labour. That’s the way it was. Voting […]

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