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Getting them past polling day

The Government says that it is in listening mode. Judging by Minister Kelly’s Water Charges announcement on November 19th they certainly seem to have a hearing problem. 578 more words


Ireland isn't a "lawless utopia" due to Irish Water protests, Labour senator's statement was just propaganda.

Lorraine Higgins’ comments claiming that the some of the backlash against Irish Water is giving our country an image as a “lawless utopia” is an example of blatant propaganda. 733 more words


The fifth #Homespace seminar at the Geffrye Museum

On Tuesday I attended the fifth and final Homespace seminar entitled ‘The New Politics of Home: public, private and the future of welfare’. The series was funded by the ESRC and organised and led by Dr Ellie Jupp, Dr Alison Clarke, Professor Sheila Peace, Professor Janet Newman and Dr Jane Franklin. 752 more words


Cut back set to slice heart out of Manchester’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau and tongue out of a community.

By Tomas Davidson

Ever more regularly I hear phrases like “austerity”, “rationalisation” and “deficit” bandied about in social parlance, a backdrop for pub conversations, the soundtrack to staff room lunch hours, but rarely do I pay it much attention. 591 more words

General Welfare

How much time has the ‘European Union of last chance’ left?

Ahead of the 18-19 December Summit of the 28 EU leaders, the European economy dives deeper in recession and disinflation. Brussels sources estimate that November inflation plunged again to 0.3% from 0.4% in October, widely diverging from the institutional target of below but close to 2%. 937 more words