Kate Green

Breaking the Link Between Poverty and Disability

Kate Green MP | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kate Green MP

Labour supports an overall cap on benefits spending, but that means tackling the root causes of poverty among disabled people - low employment and the failure of government employment programmes such as the Work Programme to help them into jobs, rising living costs and the squeeze on family finances, and the pressures on public services that prevent them from participating fully in society. These pressures help create a vicious circle that means poverty and disability are mutually reinforcing. Labour is determined to break that link.

MPs Undergo Work Capability Assessments

Alan Cairns | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Cairns

Mental health charity Rethink challenged MPs to undergo mock Work Capability Assessments (WCA) on Wednesday, dubbed MP Capability Assessments (MPCA). The charity claims the real-life assessments, which determine whether or not someone continues to receive Employment and Support Allowance, are unfair to people with mental health problems.

Asa Bennett

‘They've Put A Price On Justice Against Discrimination'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Politics

Pregnant women and ethnic minority employees facing discrimination could be worst hit by a new £1,200 charge for taking their employer to a tribunal,...

Jessica Elgot

Working Families In Food Banks, 'Extremely Worrying' Says Top UN Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Food banks must not be allowed to become a permanent fixture in the UK and Europe, or used by governments to "clear their conscience" and neglect thei...

Welsh Secretary Backed By Cameron Despite 'Offensive' Gay Comments

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron backed Welsh Secretary David Jones despite the cabinet minister being accused of being "hugely offensive" after he appeared to suggest g...

Ned Simons

Welsh Secretary: Gay Couples Can Not Provide 'Safe' Environment For Children (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative Welsh secretary David Jones has been accused of being "hugely offensive" after he appeared to suggest gay couples could not provide a "sa...

Ned Simons

'Tuesday Was Dunkirk'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Politics

On Tuesday a huge majority of MPs lent their support to gay marriage. However those campaigning against the Bill admit only that they lost that battle...

'I Look At The Government And Think What Am I Doing Sitting In Eton College?'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow equalities minister Kate Green has launched an outspoken attack on sexism in parliament, staying she often feels like she is "sitting in Eton c...

'If Women Aren't At The Table, They Aren't On The Menu'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron sacked 60% of the women in his Cabinet on Tuesday morning. At the top of government, Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan, Environment Secre...

Surprisingly, Young People Say Cut The Deficit Faster

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Politics

Barely one in ten young people think the coalition is going fast enough in tackling the deficit. This revelation came at the launch of a "Youth Bu...

Hopping Mad: Kangaroo Court Replaces 'Sexist Beer' In Parliament Bar

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics

A parliamentary bar has reacted after a beer deemed to be "sexist" was pulled from its taps by installing a new flavour - Kangaroo Court. The Stran...

Dina Rickman

Top Totty Beer Pulled From Parliament Bar

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Politics

A beer called "Top Totty" has been pulled from a parliamentary bar after female MPs branded the label, featuring a scantily clad woman, "demeaning" an...

Chris Wimpress

Labour MP Resents Commons Selling 'Top Totty' Ale

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics

"Top Totty" is hardly parliamentary language, but it managed to find its way into the weekly business questions in the House of Commons on Thursday mo...