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Labour announces benefit reform for Britain’s unemployed youth

June 23, 2014 6:00 am0 comments
Labour announces benefit reform for Britain’s unemployed youth

On 19 June Ed Miliband outlined Labour’s welfare reform proposing to deny some young unemployed people benefits dependent on their willingness to partake in training. His proposal is that those people under the age of 21 who are applying for Job Seekers Allowance and are not trained should have to […]

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Benefit cuts: Are they really what the working class wants?

January 26, 2014 9:00 am0 comments
Benefit cuts: Are they really what the working class wants?

We’ve witnessed the growth of programmes such as ‘Benefits and Proud’; ‘Benefits Britain and Skint’ – if only there was an NTA award for the programme that made Britain angriest. “And the WINNER is…’Benefit Street” – achieving most complaints to both OfCom and the police.” Every single hour of airtime is achieving […]

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Having It Their Way

April 26, 2013 1:42 pm2 comments
Having It Their Way

By the skin of my teeth, I’ve just avoided redundancy for the third time in two years. Welcome to the wonderful world of work! Time was, back before we had our first female prime minister – no names mentioned –  you really could finish one job on a Friday and start a […]

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Class – why bother?

April 9, 2013 12:47 pm0 comments
Class – why bother?

I haven’t quite yet finished my degree – I’m just about to finish my second year reading Welsh and Politics at Cardiff University – but I am educated. I got 460 UCAS points, thank you very much. I’m the type of person who listens to Classic FM when I’m writing […]

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The Philpott case cannot justify removing care from vulnerable children.

April 8, 2013 5:00 pm1 comment
The Philpott case cannot justify removing care from vulnerable children.

Maybe Mick Philpott had too much time on his hands, what with him not having a job. Perhaps that is why he came up with a plot to set fire to his own house so that he could rescue his children and blame the fire on his ex-girlfriend. If you […]

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While people queue for food banks, MP’s want £80,000 a year

January 14, 2013 11:52 am1 comment
While people queue for food banks, MP’s want £80,000 a year

Between April and November last year, 13,500 people visited food banks in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, mostly people who are in work. As benefits are cut for the unemployed and for working people, food banks are likely to become a set feature of our society, with charities expected to […]

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“Let them eat…tinned food?!”

December 20, 2012 11:30 am0 comments
“Let them eat…tinned food?!”

At a time of great austerity, you’d be forgiven for looking for ways to cut our national expenditure. Yet, of all the suggestions made since the current worldwide economic downturn began to unleash its vicious grip, the suggestion made by Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke is probably the most ludicrous. In […]

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‘The Benefits Mess: A Personal View’ – Response

July 11, 2012 10:22 pm9 comments
‘The Benefits Mess: A Personal View’ – Response

Firstly, I am not condemning the benefits system in its entirety; please do not mistake this. I am criticizing the approach toward work Sallie Bruce purported to have in her article. I am compelled to post a response as I am concerned many think her argument is logical and valid. […]

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