Category: Welfare reform

Respect your elders, young ladies!

There was an article on the Independent last week calling for younger feminists to concern themselves with the plight of the so-called WASPI women, the women born in the 50s who are being caught...

Where were you?

Today the Guardian published a long article on the late Lucy Glennon, who wrote for the paper, most memorably about her condition (epidermolysis bullosa or EB), but also about food and about the effects...

People’s Assembly: a review

Yesterday the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, which has been holding “rallies” (I’d call them meetings, rather than rallies which I always thought were held in the street or at least in the open) around...

Don’t be tempted not to vote!

Yesterday, in response to the abstention by most Labour MPs (and the party itself; forty Labour MPs voted against, including John McDonnell and Dennis Skinner) on the retrospective legislation to excuse the government for...

IDS: More Catholic than the Pope?

The other day, Justin Welby, the new archbishop of Canterbury, defended the welfare system that the present government are busy ripping up, describing it as a duty of a civilised society to support vulnerable...