The director has clashed with a film critic about his representation of the welfare state in I, Daniel Blake.
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.
Could it be that, in a digital age, people are left missing physical touch? Sophie McBain goes under-cuddle to find out.
Feminism has reached a moment of unprecedented opportunity, as popular culture embraces a movement that it once scorned. Judith Shulevitz and Rebecca Traister debate where we go from here.
Selected job seekers will be obliged to visit their Job Centre five days a week and spend 35 hours looking for work.
With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools.
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