A jump in the number of housing benefit claimants shows the government is prioritising being ‘tough’ about benefits ahead of being correct about them.
Category Archives: Social Justice
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has today accused the government of “hampering” its inquiry into Universal Credit.
TweetThe Tory austerity drive – bound up as it is in the barefaced lie that Britain was brought low in 2008 by benefit scroungers and not reckless bankers – was never about fixing the economy. It was about shrinking the state. As such, it was hardly surprising to see Cameron’s Etonian class warriors lining up […]
The Scottish and UK governments are on a collision course over the bedroom tax.
The bedroom tax “is iniquitous and inhumane and may well breach tenants’ human rights”, according to a new report.
Labour has agreed to work with the SNP to look at legal ways of removing the bedroom tax.
Is Indian democracy broken? Carl Packman looks at a new book by Ram Mashru which examines how the Indian establishment is setting back democracy.
Yesterday’s demonstration was a clear statement that students will not be intimidated by the police, writes Tom Harris.
Western countries are effectively giving corrupt people and companies the tools to steal from their citizens.