Tag: uk politics

Hillsborough

Tuesday morning I woke up to the news that the 96 deaths that occurred at the Hillsborough disaster were declared unlawful killings, and that the deaths were not the fault of Liverpool fans themselves. I had began to write a post on how the disaster and the campaign had a profound effect on my childhood in Merseyside, … Continue reading Hillsborough

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“A compromise too far” – Iain Duncan Smith and the realities of being poor in the UK

In the same week as Chancellor George Osborne released his budget that saw further cuts to disability benefits while the most wealthy get tax cuts, the (now former) Secretary for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith resigned from his post, citing concerns about the juxtaposition of these unfair cuts to welfare for the most vulnerable … Continue reading “A compromise too far” – Iain Duncan Smith and the realities of being poor in the UK