In the UK we’re continually being ‘driven down’ by a government that is blatantly working in it’s own interest and that of it’s super-rich benefactors. It shows no empathy with the majority of society or any understanding of what their Austerity Ideaology is doing to the fabric of this once ‘Great Britain’. 1,279 more words
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Emma Dent Coad is the first Labour MP in Kensington, and just days after her election she was “thrust into the spotlight” when the Grenfell Tower fire took the lives of at least 79 of her new constituents. 232 more words
The organiser of the Women’s March Against the DUP Deal has written in the Huffpost about a march to take place on Saturday, named a “River of Red”. 125 more words
The High Court ruled the Tory government’s benefit cap is unlawful and “illegally discriminates against single parents with young children.”
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Conservative ministers are now likely to be forced to change or scrap one of their flagship welfare policies, which limits the total amount of benefits a household can receive to £23,000 a year in London and £20,000 elsewhere.
In a short video he posted to his Facebook page, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has criticised the Tory government, accusing them of forcing vital public services into crisis. 71 more words
Phillip Hammond has been widely mocked for a comment he made about Brexit.
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Mr Hammond : “When you buy a house you don’t necessarily move all your furniture in on the first day you buy it.”
The UK is currently ranked 12th in the world for quality of life, in an index by non-profit Social Progress Imperative which measures a country’s quality of life. 47 more words