Entries by Kate Green MP from 01/2013

Lone Parents Are Hit the Hardest - Yet Again

| Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics

It hasn't been admitted publicly - but it looks like the Tories' war on lone parents has resumed. Lone parents won't forget the way in which they were demonised by previous Conservative governments - Peter Lilley's "little list", John Redwood's notorious visit to the St Mellons estate in Wales - and a host of policies that left lone parents struggling in poverty to bring up children on their own.

Social Security Expenditure - We Were Spending on the Right Things

| Posted 01.16.2013 | UK Politics

Since the recession, spending has shot up. But this just makes clearer that it's economic failure that leads to rising overall benefit bills - and not Labour's decision to tackle child and pensioner poverty.