The World According To Nicky Morgan

Every day in life you learn something new.  Some days you learn more than others. Special thanks to Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education for sharing little known facts with us on her appearance on this weeks BBC Question Time. I have to admit that, as a lowly person who went to a mere state comprehensive, rather than a […]

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George Osborne’s “Poll Tax Moment” Just Destroyed His Chance Of Being PM

In what’s now being described as his ‘poll tax moment’, George Osborne’s catastrophic defeat in the Lords (again) of his flagship welfare policy leaves many questioning whether he has damaged beyond hope all the aspirations he had to reaching the top job and walking into 10 Downing Street one day. Undoubtedly, the tax credit reform (or should we just call […]

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Government Defeated In The Lords Over Tax Credits

The Government tonight has suffered a humiliating defeat of its flagship welfare reform policy as peers voted by 289 votes to 272 to delay tax credit changes until a full review and financial alternatives can be set up for the millions of tax credit claimants that were due to lose up to 10% of their income overnight in April 2016. […]

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Government Censors Disability Protest

Angry campaigners today took to the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions to protest against the scrapping of the Independent Living Fund, a fund which since the late 1980’s has helped disabled people throughout the UK with the highest of support needs, enabling them to live full lives in the community rather than in residential care. One of the latest victims of […]

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Ending Workfare – aka State Mandated Slavery

Workfare is, unfortunately, anything but fair. Workfare is a catch-all used to describe government sanctioned schemes that require benefit claimants to do unpaid work in return for their benefits – in many cases unpaid work for profit-making, private sector companies. The Tories say that Workfare is not compulsory – the reason they give is that if benefit claimants do not […]

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