Sajid Javid and the Tories Plan Draconian Strike Law Changes

The Tories are once again showing that no matter how much you say you are a party for “the hard working people of our country” that there actions show that they are anything but. Tory strike law proposals outlined immediately after winning their slim majority in Parliament are some of the most anti-worker proposals proposed for decades – and bearing in […]

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Chuka Umunna – Throws His Hat In, Takes His Hat Out

So the Labour Leadership contest is starting to heat up and along with some of the first candidates, Chuka Umunna, the bookies favourite and frontrunner for the leadership through his hat in, before promptly, and quite surprisingly, picking it back up and taking it out again. Everyone seems to be truly baffled as to how this bizarre set of circumstances […]

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Workfare in Bury & Beyond

‘Workfare’ is a scheme which apparently helps get people back to work – using a curious system of what can only be described as modern day slavery. Shockingly (or maybe unsurprisingly), many local councils are not opposed to using ‘workfare’ to bolster their own workforce. Workfare leads to less time to actually look for a job (which is apparently the […]

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Real Benefits Street

Given the fact that the ultra controversial ‘Benefits Street’ starts again on Channel 4 on Monday, it’s also time for reflection what the ‘Real Benefits Street’ looks like. This of course would never make it on to TV, as it’s not a popular view that the majority of benefits claimants are in desperate need – it suits the governments political […]

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