Tag: welfare state

The Burning Tower Of Babel…

We should not assume that everyone would like to speak English in an emergency. London W11 is where all parts of the globe meet to form a very unique and special part of the capital. Is Lily Allen concerning herself…

It Might Sound Harsh, But This Is A Good Thing

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said that despite an above-inflation increase in the “national living wage”, low-income families were falling further behind a minimum income standard. The thinktank said less generous in-work benefits had made life tougher for all low-income…

There’s A Catch…

…it’ll be haggis! The Scottish Government is considering enshrining a ‘right to food’ in Scots law. It is one of a number of recommendations being looked at following the publication of a report by the Independent Working Group on Food…

TANSTAAFL (Again)….

Whether you are a new mum wanting to make friends or a struggling parent needing support, children’s’ centres are an invaluable free service to many caring for children. Except they are nothing of the kind… However, government cuts and financial…

This Is Working As Intended, Surely?

High childcare costs are leaving parents who work full time at the national minimum wage thousands of pounds a year short of being able to afford what the public defines as a basic acceptable standard of living. Well….yes. That’s an…

Warning Signs..

Once a beacon of progressive politics, the Netherlands today is a traumatised, angry and deeply confused nation. Support for immigration and the European project are at all-time lows. Synagogues and Jewish schools need police protection from homegrown jihadists, and freedom…

Doesn’t Compute…

Hackney’s top police chief has admitted his force can’t get to grips with the borough’s knife culture. Maybe you aren’t speaking to the right people? Speaking at a passionate public debate on how to make Hackney safer, Det Ch Supt…