Something is just not adding up. Historically, those at the very top relied on those in the middle to ease their lives through skill and also to protect them from the bottom, with the gap from peak to trough far less than it is now. When the middle collapses, chaos really ensues.
The aim of this three-part article is to demonstrate that every deficit narrative and soundbite question or statement that you have heard parroted thousands of times are simply tricks aimed to mislead people.
Anyone who starts a conversation with me about how they're voting based on immigration policies, rather than a party's policies on the EU (in regards to issues other than immigration) or the economy, or any other credible political issue, will be shown the door.
Labour's plan for rural Britain is based on a simple truth: that Britain only succeeds when working families succeed. By raising living standards, tackling low pay and empowering people in rural areas to make decisions about their future the next Labour Government will build a new kind of economy...
It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...
When we hear the same story from different sources, we usually start paying attention. This month, several organisations alerted us to the broken links between economic growth and people's wellbeing. More importantly, it appears that governments are taking notice. Could this be the dawn of an economic revolution? Let's look at the story.
For the past thirty years, parties fighting general elections have given about as much attention to housing as they have to frogspawn. Bricks and mortar do not traditionally set pulses racing. This year it's different. For the first time in a generation, housing is at a crisis point and has the potential to decide the next occupant of Number 10.
Paying homage to those women and encouraging them to speak up and inspire the younger generations is precisely what we also do with the Inspiring Women Campaign and that is why I decided to support the WIE network (and yes, I am doing this in the middle of a general election - and no, it is not an oversight). Because no matter your age, your skills or your background, every woman has an inner role model and it is the duty of every woman of my generation to stand up for young girls.
It's becoming increasingly hard not to have an opinion on foodbanks. But when you're forming yours, make sure you're not falling for any of these common myths about food bank use...
Enterprise and financial education in schools is vital if we're to have a chance of improving our economic prospects. If implemented now, a national initiative for enterprise and financial education could help us to produce future generations of motivated, confident, work-ready young people with the skills to succeed, innovate and increase the UK's productivity. Surely this is an investment worth making.
Whatever operational option an independent Scotland would choose, the conceptual details would be the same: a sovereign government cannot default and faces no financial constraints. Taxes would not have to be raised, and spending would not have to be cut, unless there was a political decision to do so based on the political will of the population.
Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?
The truth is coming and it cannot be stopped! - Edward Snowden It's funny how claims fall apart so easily when they are held together by the usual...
They say our economy and system of government are failing people. But it strikes me that the party, which according to poles has 34% of the public vote, have an economic plan that might 'fail people' in just the same way.
When the subletting legislature makes its way to parliament, the Chancellor must take care to ensure that tenants remain safe, landlords hold less liability for subtenants, and the housing supply isn't diminished by mass rent-to-rent schemes.
The fundamental truth that runs through Labour's manifesto and the Green Plan we publish today is that Britain succeeds when working people succeed. Our economic success cannot be built by eroding our natural environment any more than it can by eroding wages or living standards.