The Strain of the Child

The Chancellor hasn’t cut benefits, he’s created some more. I’m not talking about the new benefit system set up for businesses for when they’re hit by hard times of losing profits at the expense of low-income family’s welfare; this is about the cutting of child tax credits from which low-income parents will benefit greatly in…

The Issue of the Post

With the disgraced Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman’s fall from his position of dominance within the borough, the issue of postal votes was brought up again. There are, as the Bangladeshi community in the Borough has shown, communities around the country where it seems a postal vote is a vote assured. I am not here…

In Defence of Austerity

Austerity has been the feature of many western nations since the financial crisis; some have chosen to adopt it and others have been forced to have it. Britain, whether we wish to admit it, chose to pursue austerity. A choice was given to the public and it rejected Labour’s road of continued unfunded budgets. Prior…

Austerity: A Socialist Perspective

  Back in 2010, the United Kingdom voted in a coalition government consisting of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, headed by David Cameron. In doing so,the electorate chose to subject the country to 5 years of austerity and a sustained decrease in public spending. The aim of this was simple – to ‘get the deficit down’,…