Attitudes to benefits claimants have hardened over the past decade. But why do benefits claimants themselves often agree?
Acting leader's statement shows how the Tories have shifted the terms of debate on welfare.
The great train robbery?
Mark Boyle started to rely entirely on gifts and bartering in 2008 - cooking on an outdoor stove, washing his clothes in soapwort, and using the Daily Mail as loo paper. He tells Lily Cole why he loved it.
The research into the so-called “nonce gene” disintegrates under any kind scrutiny at all. Why do we want to believe in it?
Decades after the first Reclaim the Night march, we are still wondering: why is it always women who are told they have to modify their behaviour in order to stay safe?
Discrimination under the banner of “freedom” is on the rise again.
A few years ago, I argued against the idea that porn was hijacking our sexuality. Now, as a women's centre tries to ban my opponent, I wonder - are they scared that if people listen to Gail Dines, their minds might be changed too?
Smoking for David? It could only be Hockney. Smoker extraordinaire, and not a bad painter either.
Bond-forming though it may be, weeing in public is not ideal for women. And even Scandinavians haven't found the solution.
The Labour party is missing the opportunity to stand up proudly for low-paid workers and those who rely on state support.
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