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First London borough backs universal basic income pilot following Green Party motion

Islington has today become the first London Borough to back a trial implementation of a universal basic income following a motion proposed to Islington Council by Green Party councillor Caroline…
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‘NUS Welfare should be seen as one facet of a bigger fight for the welfare state’: interview with Shelly Asquith

William Pinkney-Baird interviews Shelly Asquith, standing for Vice President Welfare at NUS Conference this week, in the fifth of a series of interviews with some of the left-wing candidates for…
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Autumn statement: welfare is the most important infrastructure we have

George Osborne has always reminded me of the boys I used to debate against at other minor public schools. So, in true teenage debate competition fashion, let's start with a…
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Workfare to be challenged in the courts.

Workfare is a programme whereby anyone who has been claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) for 6 months can be sent to work for major multinational companies like Tesco, Poundland and Sainsbury’s…
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Why IDS gives me IBS

It costs a lot of money to run Britain. We have universal healthcare. We have a schools system that offers free education to the age of 18. We have an…
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On the Coalition’s Plans for Welfare Reform

We don't know all the details of IDS's plans on welfare reform yet, but Fraser Nelson in The Spectator has a few details. It looks likely the plans will roll…
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A-Z of why these cuts are mad

I just tweeted an A-Z of why I oppose public spending cuts. Here it is. a) the biggest waste in our economy is unemployment not spending b) we've lower debt:GDP…
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