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Unlawful Tory Benefit Cap Causes "Real Misery For No Good Purpose," High Court Rules

By Adenike Lucas

The Conservative government is said to have acted illegally in applying its flagship benefits cap to lone-parent families with children under the age of two. 314 more words

What the UK General Election Means for Climate Change

Nobody could have predicted the outcome of the UK General Election nearly two weeks ago. Theresa May was expected to win by a landslide majority, consigning Labour to the history books for the foreseeable future. 665 more words

Climate Change

When even a High Court judge says Tory policy causes 'real misery for no good purpose', you know it's crunch time

First published by The Independent 

Today, the High Court ruled that the benefits cap, one of the Tories’ flagship welfare policies, is unlawful, because it amounts to illegal discrimination against single parents with small children. 711 more words

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The Republican War On Standards

And I’m not referring to the usual pundit complaint about how mean and uncivil everyone is supposedly being. I mean the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘NIST’). 598 more words

Conservatives

Theresa May and the Zombie Queen's Speech

Theresa May is, to quote George Osborne, “a dead woman walking” and today’s Queen’s Speech perfectly exemplified this fact. May had initially intended that the announcement of a date for the speech would be a way of gaining leverage on the DUP but this did not happen and as a result there is not yet a formal arrangement in place to prop up a Tory minority government. 1,099 more words
UK Politics

Fear and Loathing in American Politics: the Future of the Sane Center

By Lauren Wynn

On a return trip from visiting my dad for Father’s Day, I was scrolling through Twitter — partly because I needed a distraction from my husband’s driving, which terrifies me — but mostly because it is a regular part of my morning routine. 869 more words

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This election was about education too


Lots of focus has been put on the young vote and the old vote. The older vote might have been scared away from the Tories by their initial ideas on social care, so ably characterised as a ‘dementia tax’ by commentators. 505 more words

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