The following was written by Steve Topple | @MrTopple On Monday, the much-maligned “Housing and Planning Bill” gets its second reading in Parliament. While the detail of the bill has been well publicised (extending “Right to Buy” to housing association properties, forcing local authorities to sell off their most valuable stock), the drip-drip of information… Continue reading The Tories and housing: A history of violence.
The following was written by Dr Alan Maddison | @AlanMaddison20 In his conference speech John McDonnell described Michael O’Sullivan, a man with severe mental illness, who took his life after he was found ‘fit for work’ in a government assessment. The coroner concluded that his death was triggered by this assessment and the subsequent loss… Continue reading Who Cares? | By @AlanMaddison20
The following was written by @mikeypie12. Today I have watched a group of anti-democratic, hate-filled thugs, wishing to inflict as much carnage upon a defenceless civillian population, disregarding civillity and human rights as part of an idelogical crusade of zealotry – as all the while they continue on a path of tearing apart… Continue reading A History of Individualism: This Time it’s Personal | By @mikeypie12
The argument that we, in the UK, don’t have genuine poverty is something that some try to make, especially in support of the current economic system that we have (such as this hilariously stupid, naive, ignorant, just plain bonkers post, it’s honestly the most ridiculous thing that I have ever read). Cries of “have you been… Continue reading Poverty: The callous and dismissive ignorance of saying ‘It could be worse…’
Tory supporters and right wingers presume that by opposing welfare cuts, we are advocating more welfare spending, that we support – ‘taking money from hard working tax payers to give handouts to lazy, workshy, welfare dependent, scroungers.’ But the truth is that we oppose welfare cuts for two main reasons – Firstly, and most… Continue reading Against #WelfareCuts, but for a reduction in Welfare Spending