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“Even the burial of his body in the Abbey was a species of theft when you come to think of it”. George Orwell's words came into my mind as I watched the ceremonies surrounding today's 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.
The government is proposing to cut the Social Fund, which provides emergency support for poor, sick and vulnerable people in desperate need.
Ekklesia is a co-signatory to a letter in the Guardian today (25 November 2011), along with five other churches and groups, regarding the growing pay gap.
The UK government is making it harder to challenge state decisions, the chair of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council has warned.
Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.