Savi Hensman's blog

Assault on ‘welfare state’ has damaged UK economy too

Over the past five years, the UK’s ruling Coalition has brought in heavy cuts to social security and public services.

Maternity pay and other key benefits at risk, leaked document reveals

Statutory maternity pay may be axed, and incapacity benefit and housing benefit for under-25s removed if the Conservatives return to power.

Further cuts would badly affect middle-income families

Cuts in the UK have harmed many of the most disadvantaged, including people who are disabled or low-paid.

At every birth, a royal baby

There has been extensive media coverage of the birth of a daughter to the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.

Ruling out cross-party cooperation does not help democracy

It is impossible to be sure who will win the UK general election.

Wealth of richest doubles as others struggle financially

The total wealth of Britain’s richest 1000 individuals and families has more than doubled over ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Calling people cockroaches: limits of acceptable speech

A recent BBC documentary powerfully depicted the plight of Christians in the Middle East, amidst threats by Isis and other forces.

Breakaway Anglicans’ ‘narrow way’

A breakaway international Anglican grouping intends to keep spreading its views across the world, including holding a conference in 2018.

Extending ‘right to buy’ would worsen housing crisis

There has been widespread criticism of a Conservative Party manifesto pledge to extend the ‘right to buy’ to housing association tenants.

Inheritance tax change not as generous as it sounds

The inheritance tax threshold will be raised if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister pledged.