LSE on Tax credits

LSE Politics blog on Tax Credits. Tax credits are not a solution, and have left half the working families in this country welfare dependent. Wage top-up schemes are an attractive way for policy makers to address income inequalities, but they may w…

Hebden Bridge

When I started this blog, I lived in a town called Hebden Bridge. Over the past two years, there has been a bit of exodus as people who are the community are priced out. This is another perspective on that exodus .Organochavs cleaning the town of …

UK taking action against European Central Bank.

Original here. On BBC website. The UK government is taking legal action against the European Central Bank (ECB) over a planned change to European banking rules that could harm the City of London. The ECB’s plans would require clearing houses that …

Number of jobless women hits 23 year high

Original found here: th Writing today for the Huffington Post UK, Shadow Employment Minister Stephen Timms says that the latest unemployment figures, released yesterday, are grim – particularly for young adults and women. According to Mr Timms, lo…

Interesting piece:

Examining why China need to save us. I think we believe that after the way we have used our economic dominance, that the world is going to rally to help us. I think what is more likely, is we are about to see globalisation from the perspective of …

Putting em on a pedestal

I read an interesting piece in the Guardian, asking why we have had to depend on the right wing media to hold the government to account. This week, Johan Hari came out all contrite for his ‘crimes’, asking us all for forgiveness for the damage he …