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Emotional toxicity of austerity eroding mental health, say 400 experts

“Malign” welfare reforms and severe austerity measures are having a detrimental effect on Britons’ psychological and emotional wellbeing, hundreds of psychotherapists, counselors and mental health practitioners have warned. 869 more words


Co-efficiency of Inefficiency 

I have now been a barrister for twenty-two years. That is a frightening thing to see committed to writing. It is probably in my Top Three Worst Things To See In Writing alongside “Jaime is bald” and “you will never fulfill your dream of playing cricket for England”. 557 more words


Coalition yes - but who with?

The 5-way debate was refreshing for a genuine discussion of the (de)merits of austerity and Trident renewal.

All three progressive party leaders reiterated their policies on these crucial issues and refused even to consider doing a deal with the Tories (or UKIP). 213 more words

Mental health experts criticise government austerity agenda (#UK #Politics #mentalhealth #bedroomtax)

Over 400 psychotherapists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals have described government proposals contained in the budget as “profoundly disturbing” and creating an “intimidatory disciplinary regime”. 874 more words

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Andi Ware On: Why everyone should know about Jack Monroe.

I want to begin by apologising to those that are aware of Jack Monroe and the difference that she has made. As January draws to a close it perhaps a little late to consider New Year’s resolutions but if like me you are a little heavier than you were before the festive period it may be worth taking the advice of this lady. 977 more words

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