Category - cuts

  • 9 Dec 2010

    The Fawcett Society has pledged to keep up pressure on the government over gender equality and has welcomed a further EHRC investigation of the issue.

  • 7 Dec 2010

    The Green Party has reacted strongly to reports that huge numbers of Britons are thinking of switching from rail to other transport due to rises in rail fares.

  • 7 Dec 2010

    The Student Christian Movement has praised nonviolent student occupations and protests against cuts, ahead of the 9 December vote on Higher Education funding.

  • 6 Dec 2010

    A wave of protests over UK tax avoidance by big business and wealthy individuals began in high streets across the country this weekend.

  • 5 Dec 2010

    Paul Parker, newly appointed as the most senior member of staff among Britain's Quakers, has criticised the government's cuts and said they will increase poverty.

  • 26 Nov 2010

    Conservative peer Howard Flight has been accused of showing “the Tories' true colours” after he said that benefit reforms would encourage poorer people to "breed".

  • 25 Nov 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the UK's Home Secretary, Theresa May, to make firm commitments to tackling violence against women.

  • 19 Nov 2010

    Many of the government’s cuts will intensify divisions in society, excluding some people from opportunities that others enjoy and making it less likely that people from different backgrounds will mix, says Savi Hensman. A different way forward is needed.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    There may be no direct route from the politics of Jesus' day to the politics of modern Britain, but there are embodied principles and narratives in the Gospel which directly challenge the marginalisation of the poor and the use of ideology (religious or otherwise) to prop up the status quo, says Jonathan Bartley. These have a good deal to say to us as we assess the Spending Review and those it benefits and penalises.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    Media coverage of recent student protests in London has consistently presented the violence of a very small minority as worse than the action of of the Coalition Government, and has tried to tar all who entered the courtyards and buildings of Millbank Tower with the same brush. Tim Saunders and other Christians opposed to the cuts and supportive of non-violent action examine the events from a different perspective.