Tag Archives: poverty

Something’s wrong when highlighting poverty gets criticized.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn House of Commons

Yesterday at Prime Ministers Questions (PMQs) Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his questions to highlight the poverty crisis created by the Tories. That’s a good thing, right? Well the mainstream press didn’t seem to think so. Jeremy Corbyn stood up in the House of Commons to ask his allotted questions yesterday and he didn’t lead on Brexit as expected. Instead, he

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Rudd’s response to UN Poverty report shows just how right it is

Amber Rudd DWP

Amber Rudd used her first appearance in the House of Commons as Work and Pensions Secretary to blast the recent UN report as “wholly inappropriate” due to it political language. What was noticeable however was the lack of denial that any of the facts in the report are correct. For anyone who thought that Esther McVey’s departure from the Department

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Don’t let the UN poverty report get lost in Brexit Translation – ACT

Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights will deliver the preliminary findings of his investigation into UK poverty tomorrow. Conveniently for the government, the mainstream press will likely be to busy covering Brexit to push the findings. This will be the fifth, (yes fifth), report by the UN since 2010 and although

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WATCH as UN Rapporteur urges people to ensure report isn’t swept under the carpet

Theresa May UN

Guest Contribution By Lizzie Fletcher & Lucy Wood of Unity News As I’m unwell my fellow independent journalists have stepped in to help me out. I am very grateful for their kindness. The United Nations previously reported on the poverty crisis affecting the UK as a result of the Tories austerity policies but the Government have ignored it. This time

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VIDEO – Poverty Britain -#OXSPAM Foodbank Appeal

This is the first in what will be a series of videos. I know they may be controversial due to the manner they are delivered and framed, but I firmly believe that people will take notice this way. For too long people have suffered the effects of Universal Credit and austerity, it’s time we act. Please like, share and subscribe

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DAMNING study shows Universal Credit IS to blame for rise in poverty and foodbank use

Universal Credit Foodbank Use 2017

National foodbank charity The Trussell Trust have released their latest study on the effect Universal Credit has had foodbank referrals and other poverty factors in the UK. The comprehensive study is damning for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as it shows that the new benefit is directly to blame for the rise in foodbank use. More worryingly it

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“UC What You’ve Done” – #NationalPoetryDay Reader Contribution

Theresa May Universal Credit Dave Brown

Today, Thursday 4th October 2018, is National Poetry Day. National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by The Charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday. I received this powerful piece from

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