Entries by Justin Forsyth from 03/2012

The Poorest Must Not Pay the Heaviest Price

| Posted 03.13.2012 | UK Politics

Rachel works 22 hours a week in a pharmacy but after rent, bills and childcare she often has only £10 left for food and other household essentials for her and her two-year old son Luca. She skips her own meals to be able to give food to Luca, and is constantly worried about money. Rachel has been told she'd be better off on benefits, but she wants to work.

Children in Niger Need Urgent Help

| Posted 03.14.2012 | UK Politics

The UK government has just announced an extra £5m for the food crisis in West Africa. The money will help a provide food, water and medical supplies for 115,000 people in the crisis-hit region.