The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.
The toll exerted by caring – and how little a capitalist society values such a vital activity – should be one of the key issues for feminism.
Gender is flawed – no set of social scripts will ever represent the wonderful diversity and intricacy of human behaviour.
While Iain Duncan Smith puts on a positive front for party conference, the saga of DWP’s welfare reforms continues.
Benefits claimants do not spend all their money on booze and fags if they are left to their own devices. Suggesting that they do is to adhere to a stereotype that isn’t supported by evidence.
“There are two types of interns: poor ones and rich ones. The poor intern has pockets full of hope and needs a permanent position; the rich intern is unmotivated and wants for nothing.”
It is very easy to arbitrarily cut benefits rather than do anything about why people might need them.
A reduction in the cap from £26,000 to £23,000 would dramatically increase child poverty.
A court can only deter and punish, not challenge prevailing mindsets.
This international awareness day aims to bring to attention the prejudices bisexual people face.
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