Category: Society

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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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James

I’m just about getting by now, but I know that I have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue This article is part of a new series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency The cost of living…
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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James

I’m just about getting by now, but I know that I have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue This article is part of a new series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency The cost of living…
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I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive | James

I’m just about getting by now, but I know that I have no security – it won’t take much to put me back in the food bank queue This article is part of a new series, the heat or eat diaries: dispatches from the frontline of Britain’s cost of living emergency The cost of living…
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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…
Read more

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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No one but Ghislaine Maxwell is to blame for her revolting crimes | Dorothy Byrne

Jailed for 20 years yesterday, the procurer was a wicked, greedy and depraved criminal that no childhood troubles can excuse The British former socialite and convicted procurer Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of recruiting and trafficking young girls. It is a significant sentence that reflects the enormity of…
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No one but Ghislaine Maxwell is to blame for her revolting crimes | Dorothy Byrne

Jailed for 20 years yesterday, the procurer was a wicked, greedy and depraved criminal that no childhood troubles can excuse The British former socialite and convicted procurer Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of recruiting and trafficking young girls. It is a significant sentence that reflects the enormity of…
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No one but Ghislaine Maxwell is to blame for her revolting crimes | Dorothy Byrne

Jailed for 20 years yesterday, the procurer was a wicked, greedy and depraved criminal that no childhood troubles can excuse The British former socialite and convicted procurer Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of recruiting and trafficking young girls. It is a significant sentence that reflects the enormity of…
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Second homes can be a blight and a blessing on British towns. We need the right balance | Simon Jenkins

Since childhood I have lived some of the year in a Welsh valley. It is possible to become a part of the local community Whitby has had enough. So have Mevagissey and St Ives. So has Brighton. So have the Lake District, the Cotswolds and half the beauty spots in Britain. No more second homers.…
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