Blogs

March 25, 2016

Ten years ago, Norman Kember,  the peace activist taken hostage in Iraq, returned home after being freed by SAS troops.

March 19, 2016

From the very beginning of his involvement in social security policy, Iain Duncan Smith got it wrong.

March 19, 2016

A ministerial resignation is always dramatic.

March 17, 2016

George Osborne may be a poor economist, but he is, beyond doubt, a skilful political operator.

March 16, 2016

In the days before the Budget, some altruistic individuals were telling George Osborne via social media that if tax cuts were to be made at the expense of disabled people, then they personally did

March 16, 2016

A regular  theme of George Osborne's Chancellorship has been to reduce taxes for the rich while cutting the wages and services of everyone else, particularly those who are poorer.

March 16, 2016

Gandhi said 'Poverty is the worst form of violence.' That being so, the Budget was a violent attack on people already battered and bruised.

March 15, 2016

Yesterday I wrote an email to an editor about a book I have written for 5-8 year olds and which will be published later this year.

March 15, 2016

In 2012,  many of us sat aghast during the progress of the Welfare Reform Act through the Parliament.

March 11, 2016

We have, sadly, become accustomed to politicians making dubious claims, or even telling what appear to be lies when they feel cornered, or are trying to make a weak argument seem stronger.