Bernadette Meaden's blog

Book review: Poverty Is Not Natural by George Curtis

Inequality is an issue that looks set to rise inexorably up the political agenda in the coming months and years.

The welfare reform cliff edge looming for Northern Ireland

Whilst much of Great Britain has spent the past few years worrying about a Brexit cliff edge, many people in Northern Ireland have been worrying about another looming cliff edge, which will have a

Our future is in the hands of young people, and they are good hands

For people who believe in a compassionate society and progressive politics, these winter days can feel very dark indeed.

Some random thoughts on a fearful day

This morning many of us are feeling sick with disappointment and fear. Fear of what the coming months and years will bring. We may also be feeling a fair amount of disbelief – I know I am.

Christmas 2019 - Dickensian for many, but not in a good way

The fascination with Christmas TV advertisements has tended to pass me by.

On tax cuts and infant mortality

Yvonne Hope from the Christian charity Barnabas

The Spending Review - a continuing attack on the poorest households

Recently on Twitter, Rory Stewart MP was discussing a visit to a foodbank, and struggling to process the anger he encountered.

Ask not what people on low incomes are doing for their country

It was recently revealed that 43 per cent of UK adults pay no income tax, because their annual income is below £1

We should be declaring a moral emergency

As the full horror of a Boris Johnson premiership unfolds like a slow-motion car crash, today seems like a good day to focus on a politician who is declaring a moral emergency and presenting radica

Why 'more disabled people in work' may not necessarily be good news

Recently Theresa May said that over 900,000 more disabled people were “in work as a result of what this government have done”.