Bernadette Meaden's blog

Government-created destitution

A few days ago (29 June 2017) there was an event in Westminster – ‘The Co

Two magic money trees and a helicopter

When the end of austerity is proposed, well-worn arguments are rehearsed.

Property rights and Christianity

The suggestion that the government could requisition empty properties to house survivors from Grenfell Tower has caused outrage in some quarters.

Hope renewed

This morning I am more hopeful about UK politics than I have been in a long time.

Saudi Arabia and our security

After the London Bridge attack, Theresa May said, “there is to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.

The Naylor Report: the danger that lies ahead

For many years I have been under the care of the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Foodbanks, welfare reform, and 'cash flow problems'

Yesterday ( 29 May 2017 ) on a live television show, former Justice Minister Dominic Raab stated that people who used foodbanks were not “languishing in poverty” but experiencing a “cash flow probl

Hope and trust in the election campaign

On World Communications Day yesterday (28 May 2017) Pope Francis delivered a message which seemed particularly relevant to the UK as we navigate the General Election campaign.

The link between poverty and poor mental health should not be ignored

The death of a young man recentl

What Northern Ireland can tell us about welfare reform

Imagine if, when Iain Duncan Smith began his welfare reforms, we had allocated an area of the UK where the reforms were not implemented, as a sort of control group for comparison.