Tag Archives: Welfare

Even George Osborne doesn’t want it: yet another setback for Universal Credit

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Even George Osborne is reluctant to endorse Universal Credit.

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The government’s overall objective should be simple: zero hunger

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Food poverty is an extreme example of what happens when the welfare system breaks down.

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This is why the profit motive has no place in our public services

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The DWP isn’t just off the rails but careering down the embankment.

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Video: Glenda Jackson MP demolishes Iain Duncan Smith

IDS has “plunged thousands and thousands of our fellow citizens into the most abject penury”, said the Labour MP.

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Was the aim of the bedroom tax always to shift debt from the government to benefit claimants?

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The bedroom tax might be the clearest example of the coalition punishing the poor for the financial crisis.

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Labour’s ‘benefit cut’ for young people: populist or progressive?

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Some of the criticism of Labour’s welfare plans is misplaced.

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As PIP fiasco joins IDS’ record of failure, it is time for PM to get a grip

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It’s time for David Cameron to get a grip on the chaos which IDS has given rise to at the DWP.

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We need to change the terms of the welfare debate

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While financial prudence is vital if Labour is to win power, we cannot put it before compassion.

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Why Iain Duncan Smith should resign

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TweetHis welfare schemes keep imploding, severely ill people keep being declared fit for work and so many people are falling through cracks in the benefits system that food bank use surpassed a million this year. Yet Iain Duncan Smith soldiers on. The media seem obsessed with discussing Ed Miliband’s appearance, but the man who has […]

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Jump in working housing benefit claimants makes mockery of coalition welfare claims

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A jump in the number of housing benefit claimants shows the government is prioritising being ‘tough’ about benefits ahead of being correct about them.

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