Bernadette Meaden's blog

Lord Freud, Peter Oborne, and welfare reform

Veteran journalist Peter Oborne rightly has a reputation for integrity and intellectual rigour.

Work, poverty, and Christianity

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin” wrote Charles Darwin. (Journal of Researches, 1836.)

Politics, politicians, and Christianity

The actions of our government and the rhetoric of many politicians seem to become harsher by the day.

What is it like to be disabled and work at the DWP?

The Department for Work and Pensions

Does Green Paper reveal government's lack of commitment to the welfare state?

Does a section of the government’s Green Paper on Work, Health and

The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

It’s early days, but there have already been some very good initial responses to the government’s

Daniel Blake and the lasting damage of misinformation about disabled people

Last week I blogged twice about Toby Young’s review of I, Daniel Blake, in which he claimed that the vast majority of p

Toby Young and I Daniel Blake, continued

I recently wrote a response to Toby Young’s review of the film I, Daniel Blake. In it Mr.

Toby Young and I, Daniel Blake

Earlier this year Toby Young, the Conservative columnist who set up a Free School,  very gracefully

UK hunger – the worst is yet to come if we don't act

First, please watch this