Category: Conservatives

Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee

Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories This article is part of a series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency What is the matter with this country? A rising tide of poor families is…
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Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee

Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories This article is part of a series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency What is the matter with this country? A rising tide of poor families is…
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The Guardian view on policing in crisis: the Met needs a superhead | Editorial

Six forces including London’s are now in special measures. But the government’s actions too should be scrutinised The daunting task awaiting the soon-to-be-appointed chief of the Metropolitan police just got harder. As of this week, the force has been placed under conditions known as “engage” – the term used by the police inspectorate (HMIC) for…
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The Guardian view on policing in crisis: the Met needs a superhead | Editorial

Six forces including London’s are now in special measures. But the government’s actions too should be scrutinised The daunting task awaiting the soon-to-be-appointed chief of the Metropolitan police just got harder. As of this week, the force has been placed under conditions known as “engage” – the term used by the police inspectorate (HMIC) for…
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The Guardian view on policing in crisis: the Met needs a superhead | Editorial

Six forces including London’s are now in special measures. But the government’s actions too should be scrutinised The daunting task awaiting the soon-to-be-appointed chief of the Metropolitan police just got harder. As of this week, the force has been placed under conditions known as “engage” – the term used by the police inspectorate (HMIC) for…
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Why does the UK still have such a shameful attitude to poverty and benefits? | Polly Toynbee

Study after study explodes the myth of the benefit ‘scrounger’. Sympathy is growing – but apparently not among Tories This article is part of a series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency What is the matter with this country? A rising tide of poor families is…
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