Category - cuts

  • 19 Jul 2012

    The American news website Huffington Post recently published an article headlined, ‘Austerity in the United Kingdom Leaves Disabled in Fear for Their Lives’.

  • 10 Jul 2012

    In their hour of greatest need, the most vulnerable are being let down by the mainstream media, and particularly our national publicly funded broadcaster.

  • 25 Jun 2012

    At times the government’s approach to the poor and disadvantaged seems baffling, their reasoning tortured. Take child poverty for instance: recently Ian Duncan Smith and his supporters in the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) declared that child poverty was not a matter of low parental incomes. They blurred the distinction between poverty, which is undeniably a lack of money, and child neglect, which is another matter entirely.

  • 20 Jun 2012

    Government figures show a 16 per cent increase in homelessness acceptances between January and March 2012, compared to the same quarter in 2011.

  • 17 Jun 2012

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has condemned the "unbridled expenditure" on Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • 12 Jun 2012

    Are well-meaning but politically naïve charities unwittingly helping the government to dismantle the welfare state?

  • 3 Jun 2012

    I'm about to leave for the rebpublican protest against the monarchy and the royal jubilee. For me, this is not only a demonstration for democracy, important though that it. It is also an anti-cuts demonstration.

  • 17 May 2012

    Here is the full text of the letter published in the Guardian (17 May 2012) from disability organisations and disabled rights advocates, backed by signatories from charities, NGOs, academics and others (including Ekklesia), on the impact of government cuts hitting disabled people.

  • 16 May 2012

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced spending of £5 billion at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.

  • 27 Apr 2012

    Teachers in England are witnessing increasing numbers of pupils coming into school "hungry", "dirty" and "struggling to concentrate" since the economic crisis began, according to a Prince’s Trust and Times Educational Supplement survey. Interviews with over 500 secondary school teachers painted a bleak picture.