Bernadette Meaden's blog

A Johnson premiership would be Britain's shame

When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, many people around the world were astonished and dismayed.

Universal Credit, advertorials, and the BBC

In 2011, the BBC made a documentary The Future State of Welfare, presented by John Humphrys.

The UN report on poverty is the truth, and we must shout it from the rooftops

For millions of people in the UK, Philip Alston’s final report on poverty and human rights will be a powerful affir

Our government is causing children to go hungry - what will we do?

I am desperately hoping that two reports published this week will, finally, prick the conscience of the nation.

Brexit is a distraction – we need social justice

Matt Hancock calling for<

Hunger is a political choice

Today there is much discussion of food poverty and food insecurity, as

Getting the poor down from the cross

Occasionally, amongst all the information we read, something leaps out at us and seems especially meaningful. It can be a whole article, or just a phrase or a sentence.

We need to talk about Jeremy Corbyn

The video of British soldiers using a picture of Jeremy Corbyn as a target was disturbing, but hardly surprising, given the extreme and distorted way he is portrayed by political opponents and much

Leave or Remain, we need a preferential option for the poor

Sometimes, Leavers and Remainers seem like divorcing parents so caught up in the battle for custody of their child, they fail to notice that the child is seriously ill.

Book review: Austerity's Victims: living with a learning disability under Cameron and May

There are almost a million adults living with a learning disability in the UK.