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26 September 2018
Non-fiction: Don't Let My Past Be Your Future: Harry Leslie Smith, the World War Two veteran and welfare state campaigner, has crossed the supposed generational divide and issued a "call to arms" to young people to organise to change society.
19 September 2018
"Are you Tories in disguise?" was directed at Birmingham's Blairite council on 15 September at another fantastic rally for striking home care workers
5 September 2018
There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.
29 August 2018
Feed your child or heat the house; buy a school uniform or pay the electricity bill - these are the kinds of impossible choices faced by more and more working parents every day
7 August 2018
Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts
25 July 2018
The inept Tory government is yet again in the firing line after further details emerged about the shambolic roll-out of the cruel 'universal credit' welfare system
11 July 2018
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey arrogantly refuses to step down, after admitting to "inadvertently" misleading MPs about problems with the already unpopular 'universal credit' welfare restructure.
4 July 2018
Service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close centres
20 June 2018
Fight for liveable benefits, real support and decent jobs: The government's flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, has been well and truly savaged by the National Audit Office.
13 June 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and anotehr for the rest of us. Tories' multiple 'jobs' and Russian money; jobs and benefits disappear for us; Brown v Corbyn; two-thirds back rail renationalisation
30 May 2018
The surge in support for Corbyn's radical programme at last year's general election and the collapse of Carillion has led to a widespread discussion around public ownership and nationalisation.
2 May 2018
A Lib Dem wonk has claimed credit for the plastic bag charge - saying all it took was agreeing more attacks on welfare
14 March 2018
After congratulating themselves on nominally bringing the British state's finances out of the red - by plundering working class purses - the Tories sat down to vote on cutting provision of school meals and childcare.
14 February 2018
Across the country, not only transport workers but construction and manufacturing unions were on strike, with a tenth of Finland's workers - 200,000 - downing tools
31 January 2018
In parts of London and Greater Manchester you are now more likely to grow up poor than not
24 January 2018
Only a few days after the roll-out of the Tories' new 'universal credit' benefits system, the working poor, disabled and most vulnerable in our society are already suffering.
17 January 2018
Many foster carers cannot maintain a day job if they have a challenging young person to care for, and so rely wholly on their council allowance
3 January 2018
As an individual with mental health issues, it has been my misfortune to experience directly just how capitalist society, Britain 2017, treats such people. I can't imagine that my experience is particularly unique.
3 January 2018
Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.
13 December 2017
Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.
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