Category Archives: Welfare Reform

Let’s redouble our efforts to care for all children


As Donald Trump through his UN ambassador withdraws the USA from the United Nation Human Rights Council claiming the agency is a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias” and images circulate around the world of … Continue reading

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MPs that broadcast hypocrisy


Andrew Mitchell MP was invited onto this morning’s Radio 4 Today programme to speak about the latest news from Save the Children, which is being considered against the backdrop of the Oxfam crisis. He was interviewed because he knows Justin … Continue reading

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Parliament must change Universal Debit


The way in which Parliament operates seem strange to many people and when new MPs or Peers first arrive many of them still struggle to understand its rules weeks and sometimes even months after they have arrived. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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Please focus on your responsibilities


The challenge of negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU in a manner that leaves both the UK and EU able to continue to do business with one another on good terms is clearly not proving easy for David Davis. … Continue reading

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Huw, please sort out the UC helpline


The cost to all of us, everytime someone gets on the phone to raise a concern or request information from a public sector body is huge. This relates to all agencies, irrespective of the name on the door of the … Continue reading

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A Government unfit for purpose


Its easy to criticise Governments based on all sorts of criteria, running a nation is not easy. However today’s publication by the National Audit Office on the issue of Homelessness reveals holes in the fabric of the Government that are … Continue reading

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Today is the first day of …..


The idea that each day begins the rest of our lives is always easier to say than to apply to our behaviour. If that is the case on a personal level, imagine how hard it must be on a national … Continue reading

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