Bernadette Meaden's blog

Scotland: the threat of a good example?

In recent days devolution has once again become a contentious issue, as  Brexiteer politicians in London, without any apparent sense of irony, proclaimed the benefits of being part of a politi

Poverty and hunger – accept no excuses

The capacity of our society to create confusion, distraction and obfuscation around the issue of poverty and economic injustice seems almost unlimited.

A fantasy Cabinet for a better reality

On top of its countless other failings, one of the features of our current government is an absence of fresh or original thinking.

We need to stop our children being monetised

Student accommodation is a lucrative business.

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