Category Archives: News

Work & Pensions Secretary Describes Foodbanks as “Perfect” for Poverty

This shows Therese Coffey split screen with a foodbank donation

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey MP has caused outrage after stating that foodbanks are the “perfect way to try and marry the challenges that people do face in difficult times in the life.” The already unpopular head of the Department and Work and Pensions (DWP) Coffey, was responding to a question from new Labour MP, Zarah Sultana at Work

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How we treat unaccompanied child refugees is a test of our humanity

An unaccompanied child refugee on train tracks

I was saddened to discover this week that Conservative MPs voted unanimously to reject rights for unaccompanied child refugees to be put back into the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). The guarantee for the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with family living in the UK, was removed from the WAB by the Conservatives after the General Election

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The Definitive Guide for Voters

Tomorrow, December 12th 2019 sees the culmination of one of the most ugly General Election campaigns in history. From outright lies, to misleading figures, there’s a lot of confusion out there. Even when it comes to actually casting your vote, people seem to be unsure of their rights. Here is some essential information for anyone who wants to exercise their

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The Latest Poll Isn’t Good News for The Tories

Boris Johnson standing at a lecturn

YouGov have released their much anticipated MRP poll seeing the Tories lead halved since the last one on November 27th. The MRP method was one of the few polls to correctly predict the 2017 General Election result. Although the result still has the Tories in the lead, some seats given to the Tories are simply too close to call. This

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New Study Shows Exactly Who Owns The News

This is a spider map showing the 24 companies who own the majority of the world media

A new in-depth study has revealed that just 24 companies own the majority of the world’s biggest news outlets. Tech website AddictiveTips conducted the study to find out just consolidated media companies really are in The United States, The United Kingdom and Australia. While the results not be surprising, the study gives a fascinating insight into just how little variety

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Tory Candidate Tells Foodbank Users To Take Out Payday Loan

The Conservative Candidate for Broxtowe has come under heavy criticism after footage emerged in which he blamed foodbank users woes on their lack of budgeting skills. He then offered up what he thought was a solution; that they take out a payday loan to buy food. Former RAF Logistics Officer Darren Henry is the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Broxtowe. He

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Boris Johnson Described Muslims part of a “Multicultural Apartheid”

Boris Johnson standing at a lecturn

In an exclusive, I can reveal that in 2005, then MP for Henley, and now Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote in the Telegraph that; “We should forbid the imams from preaching sermons in anything but English” and described British Muslims as being part of a “multicultural apartheid”. These new comments and others I’m about to reveal, will raise further questions

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Labour Pledge £58bn To Help 1950s Women

Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and the BackTo60 pension group

Just 24 hours after Boris Johnson said he couldn’t help women born in the 1950s affected by the rise in State Pension Age, Labour have unveiled a £58 billion plan to compensate the women affected. While it may not be what some campaigners had hoped for, it is a step in the right direction to supporting the women hit by

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Boris Johnson Rolls Back On Helping 1950s Women

Back to 60 women standing outdide the High Court in London

Boris Johnson had a tough time with the audience during tonight’s live leadership debate on the BBC. Those present were clearly unimpressed with the Prime Minister avoiding answering questions. However, one important point came when Johnson was asked about the help he’d promised 1950s women affected by the rise in the state pension age. After previously promising to work to

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Disabled Activists Demand Halt to PIP Assessments Following Death

Disabled People Against Cuts DPAC Logo and a Job centre plus queue

A group who fights for disabled people’s rights; Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) have called for the immediate halting of health assessments for the benefits Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and Employment and Support Allowance. Their call comes after a man died inside a jobcentre having previously being found; “Fit For Work”. Unfortunately we have become all to accustomed to horror

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Advertising Watchdog Slams DWP for Misleading Universal Credit Adverts

Metro DWP Advert onm

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), for the manner in which they ran an advertising campaign for Universal Credit. The high profile campaign drew criticism from the beginning for the misleading nature of the advertorials that claimed to “debunk myths about Universal Credit”. Now the ASA has upheld three complaints, and partially

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New Foodbank Study Blames Benefit System for Increases

Inside Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank - Trussell Trust

A comprehensive three year study by National Foodbank charity Trussell Trust and Heriot Watt University has been released today. Titled; The State of Hunger, it gives an insight to what has been driving the massive increase in foodbank use across the UK. It is clear from the report that there is one main reason; benefits. 86% of those surveyed were

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BackTo60 Lose High Court Challenge But Remain Defiant

Two BackTo60 Pension Campaigners Outside The High Court in London

The BackTo60 campaign suffered a set back today after their case was dimissed by the High Court in London. The group backed two women seeking a judicial review into womens state pension age rises. Their legal team had argued that the changes were unlawful on grounds “unlawfully discriminated against them on the grounds of age, sex, and age and sex

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Labour Pledge to Scrap Universal Credit AND The DWP

Jeremy Corbyn will tomorow announce that should Labour win a General Election, they will scrap the controvertial benefit Universal Credit as well as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). He will also pledge to end several other policies enacted by the Tories since 2010 that have led to the rise of poverty and inequality across the UK. Universal Credit

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