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All that suffering. For what?

I cannot have been alone in my reaction to yesterday’s Autumn Budget announcements from Philip Hammond in which the government promises that underpinned the austerity agenda for the last six years were at last pronounced officially dead. What I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The hardest nettle to grasp

This referendum vote can be seen as the revolt of the losers from globalisation. Continue reading

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So what’s wrong with tax credits?

I have written about tax credits on this blog before, here and here, and regular readers must thing I’m obsessed with the issue. But, following¬† yesterday’s post, I¬† think it is important to spell things out more clearly. One reason … Continue reading

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A workhouse without walls

Another winter is upon us, with a bitter wind blasting the doorways which provide the only beds for increasing numbers of Londoners. The side entrance to the Rio Cinema, opposite my house, previously only used as as urinal, now has … Continue reading

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Hunger in a Supermarketocracy

With typical boorishness, the UK Government chose Good Friday to bring into force the cuts to family tax benefits that will drive even more British families into poverty (according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, households with children can expect … Continue reading

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