Each year 17,000 domestic workers accompany wealthy families to the UK – helped by a special visa regime that campaigners call a “recipe for slavery”.
Harry Leslie Smith, a 91-year-old RAF veteran born into an impoverished mining family, recalls a Britain without a welfare state.
Suzanne Moore’s weekly column, Telling Tales.
Inadequate wages and extortionate rents are pushing up the housing benefit bill.
Masc only”, “Str8 acting”, “Not into camp”. Strain your thumbs swiping Grindr and you’ll see a depressing amount of this prejudice. You’d think that, having been oppressed, we’d be more enlightened.
England’s upper-middle class pretend that class no longer matters. But try to infiltrate the tribe and you’ll see how strict the rules are, says anthropologist Kate Fox.
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.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?