Bernadette Meaden's blog

Universal Credit and modern slavery

Could Universal Credit facilitate modern slavery? It seems almost inevitable that it will, and not unreasonable to believe that it is already doing so.

Will the church drive a spoke into the wheel of injustice?

As the school holidays approach, many churches and faith groups will be preparing to feed children who would otherwise go hungry, children whose parents do not have enough income to provide for the

Funding the NHS

The idea of introducing a charge for a visit to your GP or A&E is now frequently floated.

Welfare reform, human rights, and a human catastrophe

Today, three events in Westminster have demonstrated the way in which politicians pursuing welfare ‘reform’ and austerity have ridden roughshod over the human rights of some of the poorest and most

Universal Credit, Grenfell, and inequality

In a damning report the National Audit Office (NAO) says, with a sort of grim acceptance, th

No such thing as society, squared

The fact that Theresa May is a vicar’s daughter is often mentioned in the media.

Scotland, where the government actually seems to like people

Living in England, where the hostile environment seems to extend not just to the Windrush generation but to anyone who is not privileged or prosperous, it is strange to think that just next door in

Foodbanks, Universal Credit, and the hostile environment for people who are poor

In 2013 Theresa May

Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

Today in a National Day of Action organised by Disabled People Against Cuts, activists across the country are calling on the government to

Is the two child limit 'a perfect eugenic solution'?

When my father was killed in an accident, I was five.  My brothers were seven and two.