Category - cuts

  • November 26, 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".

  • November 25, 2010

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

  • November 19, 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.

  • November 18, 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.

  • November 18, 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.

  • November 17, 2010

    The Coalition of Resistance against the government's public spending cuts, which is bringing together trade union, community, political and civil society groups, has announced the agenda for its organising conference on 27 November - which already has 500 representatives signed up.

  • November 17, 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

  • November 16, 2010

    The government has been urged not to subsidise a royal wedding with taxpayers' money at a time of economic problems and severe cuts.

  • November 16, 2010
  • November 16, 2010

    A network of Christian ministers, academics and activists is calling on UK churches to resist public spending cuts and expose the Big Society's 'big lie'.