government policy

  • 19 Jun 2014

    Many years ago, I lived in a flat in a run-down area of an industrial city. The woman in the rooms directly above me was working as a prostitute.

  • 22 Apr 2014

    Two independent researchers whose work is greatly valued by Ekklesia are among the presenters at the British Sociological Association conference 2014, ‘Changing Society’, taking place at the University of Leeds from 23-25 April.

  • 16 Jun 2013

    The TUC's Austerity Uncovered bus will be visiting communities in towns and cities across England during the next two weeks. .

  • 26 Nov 2012

    It has long been apparent that demeaning and demonising benefit recipients to provide a rationale for deep welfare cuts is part of the government's strategy. Given the distribution curve of human behaviours, it is inevitable that some who receive benefits will be feckless, lazy and scrounging, just as these defects will also be found in the more prosperous strata of society. Now, Lord Freud – the Welfare Reform Minister – has found a new slur to cast on poor people.

  • 1 Jan 2012

    New Year was not kept in my childhood home. My parents believed that every day was the beginning of a new year.