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Attacks on benefits and services are nothing new, but the situation has now become a crisis, as the latest vote in the House of Lords (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15900) illustrates. But now is not the time to give up.
An amendment to protect the benefits of disabled children once Universal Credit is introduced has been defeated in the House of Lords.
The PM's decision to veto EU treaty reform on financial regulation and fiscal consolidation has drawn huge criticism, but so have some Euro proposals.
Two-thirds of schools and thousands of agencies shut down yesterday as over 2 million workers joined 'the biggest strike in a generation', according to organisers.
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has not gone far enough to ease the burden on the poorest and most vulnerable, a leading Church of Scotland minister says.
Wednesday 30 November will see the first mass strike across Britain for four decades, as public sector workers protest against pension cuts.
The Refugee Council has called for a more effective system in response to a 2011 increase in Libyan and Syrian asylum seekers, particularly for children.
A new report by disability charity Scope exposes the serious consequences for disabled people if the coalition goes ahead with huge Legal Aid cuts.
An SNP-Labour-Green alliance in Scotland has been mooted, to challenge the most damaging aspects of the Westminster government's welfare changes.
Quakers in Britain have joined millions of others across the country in objecting to unjust government cuts that hit the most vulnerable.