Category Archives: Welfare Reform

Lies and the Liars


Over the last 3 General Elections we have seen Conservative Governments elected on manifestos which they have consistently failed to fulfill for different reasons and based on at least one national hustings in the last few weeks, promises made by … Continue reading

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A manifesto for Foodbanks


Now that all of the manifestos have been published perhaps it is time to focus on some of the challenges of daily life, as well as the superficial promises or aspirations that each contender for Government has included in their … Continue reading

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Training people in low skills is needed?


In an interview on Monday night’s newsnight, Iain Duncan Smith explains what sort of barriers to immigration he believes that the Government will impose post Brexit. He was interviewed by Emily Maitlis who carefully asked who would be let in. … Continue reading

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Big can sometimes be beautiful too


One of the books that I have in my bookstore is Small is Beautiful by EF Schumacher. When I first read it I was challenged by the idea of how food miles and mass manufacture are bad for our economy. … Continue reading

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A twisted form of fairness


Richard Harrington MP entered Parliament in his early 50’s in 2010 winning Watford from the Labour incumbent. Richard had spent many years involved in politics as a secondary interest to his work primarily in Property development. His interest in politics … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Brighton & Hove


The following is my blog for today and was also published this morning in the weekend Argus in the Guest slot: Our Government is currently facing challenges on so many levels that it is something of a surprise when they … Continue reading

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A New Year recommendation


One of the best bloggers that I read regularly is my friend Andy Winter, CEO of Brighton Housing Trust whose latest blog posted yesterday on the Government announcement of £1.25M for Brighton and Hove to ‘to prevent homelessness in the first … Continue reading

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