Tag Archives: poverty

  1. Universal Credit – a professional idea implemented by amateurs

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    November 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes it is important to differentiate between an bad policy and incompetent implementation. Universal credit gets a bad rap, but …
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  2. Cameron parks Conservative tanks on Labour’s vacated lawn

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    October 7, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Before I comment on David Cameron’s speech (to read it click here) – I was struck by these three responses: …
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  3. How do we solve a problem like Food Banks?

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    December 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has pointed out that he believes that people going hungry in this country is …
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  4. When will someone in politics ‘do the right thing’ themselves and insist that the living wage be paid?

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    October 8, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    For the first time in British history, the majority of people classified as living poverty are in work. Low pay …
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  5. Why are the Conservatives so happy about a set of policies that victimise the poorest so much?

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    October 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the smoke clears from the pep rally that this week’s Conservative party conference basically turned out to be, a …
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  6. Why we should welcome the introduction of free school meals for all

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    September 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    From today, every single child in the first three year of school will eligible for a free school meal. That …
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  7. Think all children love summer holidays? Think again.

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    August 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Back in 2008, the school I taught at got inspected by Ofsted. One of the most shocking statistics that came …
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  8. Should we be offering free summer holiday meals for the poorest?

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    August 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I yield to no-one in my insistence that the existence of food banks in this country is a stain on …
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  9. GM food – how long will we ignore science and let people starve?

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    June 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Despite my wish to provide a balanced view on economic or political issues, I have to admit to finding it …
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  10. Universal Credit and Iain Duncan-Smith, doomed to failure?

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    June 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are numerous books and articles written about the concept of “government failure”. Governments intervene – mostly with the best …
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  11. 50,000 people assembled in Parliament Square to protest against austerity: why wasn’t the BBC interested?

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    June 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Despite the complaints I have made about the dangers to pluralism in this country (click here and here), I am …
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  12. ‘Collective pensions’: Another step towards defusing our demographic time-bomb?

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    June 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The government have widely trailed an initiative they are intending to put in Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech – to allow workers …
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