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My personal submission to the Work & Pensions Benefit Sanctions inquiry

I was going to write a much longer piece detailing what I thought was wrong with the system and what needed to be changed, but after speaking to the Committee … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Why are Britain’s jobcentres disappearing?

Disappearing from a high street near you. http://www.shutterstock.com Dan Finn, University of Portsmouth The jobcentre. It used to be a staple of the British high street, where the unemployed went … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

How every MP voted on Labour motion on free school meals – with links

Ayes: 288 Noes: 315 Ayes Abbott, rh Ms Diane Abrahams, Debbie Alexander, Heidi Ali, Rushanara Allin-Khan, Dr Rosena Amesbury, Mike Ashworth, Jonathan Austin, Ian Bailey, Mr Adrian Bardell, Hannah Barron, rh Sir Kevin … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Benefit sanctioned for not attending 2 appointments I knew nothing about

I can’t quite believe I am here again. Almost a year after having to get a foodbank voucher. I have been at pains to make sure I do everything right … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 22 Comments

Unite, The tale of two unions, a fight for our family

Originally posted on Political musings from a left perspective:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times Even the most casual observer of trade union affairs…

April 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

SNP MP’s email addresses 2017

Please find a list of email addresses for all SNP MPs accurate from March 2017. It also includes the two SNP MP’s currently suspended. There are a few gaps so … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Labour MP’s email addresses 2017

I couldn’t find an up-to-date list so I created one from the Parliament website. To make copying easier I’ve added download options just below this text. There are a few … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 1 Comment