Bedroom Tax

If Only Welfare Really Was an Election Issue

Dave Clements | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

The opponents of welfare reform are outraged that 1 in 5 'jobseekers' are sanctioned because they are not, er, seeking a job. They are beside themselv...

Why I'm Voting Labour

Gregor Cubie | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

A University professor who would put a sign on his door saying "Away Fighting The Forces of Capitalism" when he was out of office once told me that the reason populism tends to pool around reactionary right-wing ideas is that the motivations for, and expected benefits of left-wing ideologies are less easily quantifiable and thus harder to express.

Farage Lambasts 'Divisive' Bedroom Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage met a tearful voter upset by the "bedroom tax" on Monday, insisting Ukip did not support the "divisive" coalition policy. Pamela Vaughan,...

The Mansion Tax Debate

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

This debate is interesting not only because it represents the prevailing cultures of the two main parties. It's also interesting because of the stark parallels between the mansion tax and the bedroom tax - a particularly tendentious Tory policy.

'Sexist' Daily Mail Attack On Pregnant Labour MP Has Minister Fuming

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

A Lib Dem minister has condemned The Daily Mail's "staggeringly sexist" attack on pregnant Labour frontbencher Rachel Reeves, which has dismissing her...

This Tory MP Says Pregnant Women Are Not Eligible For Cabinet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has slapped down a Tory backbencher who suggested that a pregnant Labour frontbencher may struggle to "handle" becoming a cabinet minist...

Do the Tories Really Care About Poor People?

Nash Riggins | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Face it: over the last five years, Britain's social safety net has been reduced to tatters. We're letting more and more of the country's most at-risk individuals slip into deprivation. Yet even as food bank parcels continue to fly off the shelves at breakneck speed, we're still being asked to forgo basic empathy in the name of economic growth.

Owen Jones - A Response to the Labour Party's Betrayal

Michael Abberton | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Blair's new Thatcherism and warmongering pushed me from Labour long ago, but still every new tory-lite policy Miliband's Labour announces seems like a fresh betrayal. It's high time the base support Labour takes for granted realised that continuing to vote Labour is not in their best interest. It's time for a real change, for the common good.

An Open Letter to the LGBT+ Community

Lisa Egan | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

The miners were probably the hardest hit during that particular 4 year term of office. And it was deeply heartening to hear a story about another oppressed group the government loathed - the LGBT community - coming to the support of others in solidarity just because it was the right thing to do.

Lib Dems Head for Meltdown as They Pick Benefit Row With Tories

Nick Stephenson | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Liberal Democrats decided early on that the politically expedient thing to do was to take ownership of all the government's actions even when they ideologically disagreed with them. Voters may accept parties changing policies over time, but they will not forget the hypocritical positions taken by a party simply to look 'governmental'.

Joining Together to Defeat the 'Bedroom Tax' Should Just Be the Start for Labour and the Lib Dems

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

This was an all-too-rare case of Labour and the Liberal Democrats coming together to defeat the Conservatives... I think we may see more of these two parties working together before polling day in May next year.

Disability Benefit Changes Bring UN Probe Over 'Grave' Human Rights Violations

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Politics

The United Nations has launched an investigation into whether Iain Duncan Smith's disability benefit changes have led to "grave or systemic violations...

Bedroom Tax Stress Drove Woman To Suicide

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The demands of the Bedroom Tax drove a mother-of-two to walk out in front of a lorry on the M6, an inquest has heard. Stephanie Bottrill, who had t...

Asa Bennett

8 Times Clegg Defended The Bedroom Tax...Before He Finally Opposed It

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has moved to distance the Lib Dems from the bedroom tax, in a major U-turn over the party's support for the unpopular welfare reform. Af...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 17 July 2014... 1) LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE You can tell a general election is around the corner. ...

Lib Dems Dramatic U-Turn On Bedroom Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Lib Dems have performed a dramatic U-turn on their support for the bedroom tax, in a marked withdrawal of support for one of the coalition's most ...

11 Things That Happened In The Real World During #Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

While Westminster obsessed over Michael Gove's demotion sideways move, and the Daily Mail swooned over the height of Esther McVey's blow-dry, real thi...

60% Of 'Bedroom Tax' Houses In Arrears Due To Cut In Benefits

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

Almost 60% of households affected by the "bedroom tax" changes were in arrears as a result of the cut to their housing benefit, an internal Government...

Half-Naked Man Hurls Tiles At Police In Protest Over Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

A disgruntled man flung roof tiles from the top of his terraced home in a six-hour protest at the government's welfare policies as police attempted to...

The Hypocrisy of the Labour Party on Welfare Reform

Liam Marshall-Ascough | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Marshall-Ascough

The Labour Party and some on the left are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to helping those most in need and raising the living standards of the poorest in our society. I'd like to pose the question of what has the Labour Party done for the people they say the government are letting down?

'Here's A Free Creme Egg For Enduring Bedroom Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A housing association in Wales appears to have written to its tenants offering them a free creme egg for enduring the extra cost of the so-called bedr...

Jack Sommers

Couple Exempt From Bedroom Tax After Court Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A couple has won a court case to be exempt from the so-called bedroom tax after arguing they needed two rooms due to the woman's severe disability, po...

Tory Minister Lord Freud Keeps Being Called 'Lord Fraud' By Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

As the minister wheeled out to defend the government's so-called "bedroom tax" in the House of Lords, Conservative minister Lord Freud is not too popu...

Bedroom Tax Causing 'Severe Distress' To Disabled, Warn MPs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Disabled people are suffering "severe financial hardship and distress" as a result of the so-called bedroom tax, a cross-party committee of MPs has co...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Let Them Buy Lamborghinis

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 21 March 2014... 1) LET THEM BUY LAMBORGHINIS The Mirror wins the best headline award for it...