List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2015

Pros and Cons of Tactical Voting

Pros and Cons of Tactical Voting

The Compass team, 2015 Feb 24

The two party political system has been in long term decline and since 2010 the UK has seen a surge in popularity of political parties who struggle to break through… Read more »

Why Young People Should Vote

Why Young People Should Vote

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 25

Send in the clowns I think I like Russell Brand (without knowing him personally of course). I didn’t much like the juvenile prank played on Andrew Sachs (after all I am… Read more »

Cambridge Fabian Society

Cambridge Fabian Society

Cambridge Fabian Society, 2015 Feb 20

Cambridge Fabian Society http://www.fabians.org.uk/local-fabians/ cambridgefabiansociety@hotmail.co.uk  

Relay for Rights, 21st-23rd Feb 2015

Relay for Rights, 21st-23rd Feb 2015

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 18

In Britain today, justice is increasingly only available to the rich due to the slashing of legal aid and drastic cuts to the funding of advice services. The Relay for Rights… Read more »

Is the Green Party Citizen’s Income Affordable?

Is the Green Party Citizen’s Income Affordable?

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 23

The Green Party Citizen’s Income A Citizen’s Income would “replace most existing benefits, allowances and tax credits” and replace them with a simple regular payment to everyone – children, adults and… Read more »

Loony rightie, Arnott, frets over “weasel” Greens

Loony rightie, Arnott, frets over “weasel” Greens

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 24

Couldn’t help but chuckle as fruit cake Jonathan Arnott, UKIP MEP for the North East of England, explains that the Green Party speaks “weasel words about democracy”. I must admit I… Read more »

Social Mobility Does Not Exist

Social Mobility Does Not Exist

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 04

Want to assess the future prospects of your child? Well, you don’t need to worry too much about your talents, achievements or salary – nor those of the other parent. The… Read more »

Tale of a Pram: How Poor are Those on Benefits?

Tale of a Pram: How Poor are Those on Benefits?

Deborah Padfield, 2014 Nov 05

How to survive poverty “I know a young couple, on benefits, with a big expensive pram…” How did they pay for it? Layabouts living it up on benefits? Benefit cheats? They… Read more »

Money Advice – Don’t Spend It All At Once!

Money Advice – Don’t Spend It All At Once!

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 31

In a ThinkMoney survey, 25% of British adults say they have less than £12 per week to spend after their essential bills are paid. ThinkMoney have also calculated that, for 4.5… Read more »

Numbers Below Minimum Income Standard Soar

Numbers Below Minimum Income Standard Soar

Stuart Weir, 2015 Jan 30

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published research showing that the proportion of people living in households with an income below the Minimum Income Standard[1] (MIS) increased by nearly a third between… Read more »

The Crash Hits Young Workers the Hardest

The Crash Hits Young Workers the Hardest

Stuart Weir, 2015 Jan 30

Young workers hit hardest by wages slump of post-crash Britain The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) claims that almost all groups have seen real wages fall following financial crisis.  British workers… Read more »

Poor Families with Children Lose Out

Poor Families with Children Lose Out

Stuart Weir, 2015 Jan 30

Low income households with children and the very rich have lost the most from the coalition government’s tax and benefit changes, according the Institute for Fiscal Studies. [Presumably the very rich… Read more »

Politics: What is it Good For?

Politics: What is it Good For?

Henry Tam, 2015 Jan 24

In the run-up to the general elections, a new series of day schools on the theme of “Politics: What is it Good For?” will be rolled out from February 2015 to… Read more »

Educating Fodder

Educating Fodder

Henry Tam, 2015 Jan 24

For those fearing feral youth behaviour (according to the November 2011 ICM poll conducted for Barnados, 44% of the UK population believe young people are “becoming feral”), fodder education can seem… Read more »

Building more council housing

Building more council housing

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 06

A government commissioned report by Natalie Elphicke and Keith House offers recommendations for improving councils’ performance in house-building. The authors believe that “councils should be responsible for assessing and then meeting… Read more »

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