The latest Budget measures give a painful insight into the relationship between the UK’s austerity experiment and women.
Today’s figures are an exercise in muddying the waters – if you don’t like the answer, ask another question.
Under austerity, charities are regularly having to substitute for government. We live in a twenty-first century Britain where poorer citizens are back to relying on handouts to live.
Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.