How can we tackle the underlying causes of poverty, instead of just trying to manage the symptoms of it through the tax and benefits system? 274 more words
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Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened a debate on welfare by contrasting the options open to voters in next month’s referendum.
Voters on 18 September, she told members of the Scottish Parliament, would choose between increasing austerity and division under the union, and a better, more progressive path under independence. 153 more words
The family of David Clapson – the former soldier who recently died after his benefits were stopped as punishment for missing a meeting at the Jobcentre… 351 more words
When Funghi, the unemployed alcoholic featured in the recent Benefits Street television series, disclosed that he had been abused as a child, most of those condemning him on twitter did not even blink. 1,075 more words