Bernadette Meaden's blog

Interview with Bernadette Meaden

Q. Your new book, Illness, Disability and Caring draws on the wisdom of the Bible to help us better understand various aspects of illness, disability and caring.

Brexit: taking back control of the workers

Earlier this month Nigel Farage visited a hotel in Witham to ‘expose’ the fact that it was providing accommodation for a group of 40 asylum seekers – men, women, and children.

Boris Johnson, obesity, and personal choice

If Boris Johnson wants a healthier population, his government needs to reduce poverty and inequality, something which is completely within its power to do, but which it shows no credible intention

The Sunak approach: those who have much will be given more

This government’s modus operandi increasingly reminds me a of a verse from Matthew’s gospel – but not in a good way.

Why won't our government stop its own citizens going hungry?

We will need a public inquiry to reveal all the government failings which caused the UK to have the

Illness, disability, caring and COVID-19

When I wrote a book about illness, disability and caring I had never even heard of CO

The two-child limit and Conservative contradictions

The two-child limit, which restricts child allowances in universal credit and tax credits to the first two children in a family, was introduced in April 2017.

Coronavirus is no reason for more austerity

Apparently, measures taken by the government in response to coronavirus mean the UK is now on course to have the largest budget deficit since World War Two.

Social security and the hostile environment for disabled people

Some time ago I went to the birthday party of a woman I’ll call Ellen.

Eton Rifles and political education

Richard Burgon has said that if elected deputy lea