Bernadette Meaden's blog

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.

Changes to how local government is funded will entrench inequality

Lord Porter, the Conservative chair of the Local Government Association

Foodbanks, homelessness, and the government's wilful ignorance

There appears to be a new government tactic developing.

The Two Nations of Britain and 'economic murder'

In Benjamin Disraeli’s novel Sybil, published in 1845, an aristocratic character boasts that Britain is the greatest nation that ever existed.

Why Universal Credit needs to be stopped and scrapped

The designers of Universal Credit sold it as a simplification of the benefits system.

Welcoming a more humane approach to drug policy

It is not often that a person elected to public office makes a policy announcement which is courageous, enlightened, and humane.

PIP and ESA assessments are working as intended

If a food product is found to be contaminated, it is immediately withdrawn from sale. If a vehicle is found to be unsafe it is taken off the road.

Access, influence, and political debate

There is justifiable concern about political debate becoming more polarised and toxic, but any attempt to improve the situation needs to ensure that responsibility is apportioned fairly.