Tag Archives: Foodbanks

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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Government statistics hide as much as they reveal


When the Labour Party introduced Children’s Centres in 1999 they chose to make them available to people in all areas of society. The coalition and now this Government have since closed down over 1000 of them and is now claiming … Continue reading

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We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … 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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Is our economy strong enough?


The interview with Theresa May on Marr on Sunday must surely rank as one of the most appalling public presentations of the Conservative Party disdain for the rest of society in recent years. The reference to nurses relying on foodbanks … Continue reading

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Food waste – time to write


Last Monday Parliaments Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launched an inquiry into the economic, social, and environmental impact of food waste in England. They have invited people to write to them over the next few months with a … Continue reading

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We need a UK Social Index


The impact of any major political change is assessed through a number of mechanisms. One of these is the FTSE100 which reflects the share value of the 100 largest publicly listed companies. If a political policy or anticipated election is … Continue reading

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