New Rules, New Survival Techniques

Duane Hopkins | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Duane Hopkins

I saw a kid on his mobile, walking. He looked relaxed, like he owned his environment. It was his walk that attracted me. A slight swagger. Youth. I stopped him and explained I was casting for a film. He was intrigued and told me he was busy now. But, I could meet him that night.

Daily Mail: Suffer the Little 'Underclass' Children

Hayley Meachin | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Hayley Meachin

The Daily Mail deals in stereotypes, we know that, but labelling people as 'shameless families' and the 'underclass' creates a barrier to people bettering their lot and has a detrimental effect on children.

Reality TV Has Jumped the Shark

Paul Blanchard | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

Roll on a remarkable short time to 2014 and we have Benefits Street. Nothing subtle here. Basically we get to watch people living in a street where most are on benefits. Call me old-fashioned but there is something distasteful about this.

Why Are We Ignoring the Human Cost of Benefits Street?

Louis Degenhardt | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Degenhardt

Benefits Street has provided a unique opportunity - it has made the nature of our welfare state an unprecedentedly hot topic. That chance needs to be seized upon by progressives everywhere. They must not get lost in the smaller picture, but change the nature of the debate itself.

Has Boris Finally Lost the Plot?

Edward Adoo | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

Love or hate Boris Johnson he tends to get things wrong as we all do because we are human and it's only natural but this time in my true and humble opinion BOJO has gone too far and overstepped the mark on all counts.

Ten Reasons to Hate the Welfare Cash Card

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

The Welfare Cash Card is a direct attack on equality, dignity and human freedom.

This Cold-Hearted Welfare Bill Will Take Us Back to Dickensian Times

Ben Phillips | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Phillips

Poverty in Britain is real, and it is getting worse. In a decent society, nobody should be forced to go to a food bank in order to feed their kids or be forced to go without heating when temperatures plummet. But even the government admits that this Welfare Uprating Bill alone will put 200,000 more children into poverty.

How Oldfield and the Press Perpetuate Oxbridge Elitism

Ben Deaner | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Deaner

This media obsession with Oxford and Cambridge... creates an atmosphere of misplaced arrogance and grandeur within those institutions, it fuels the perception that we are ruled by an elite, impenetrable, Oxbridge club, and worst of all it intimidates poorer students away from applying to what are seen as alien institutions that only lets in posh kids.

Why a Posho can Represent a Pleb

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

Can a Muslim only understand other Muslims? Should a gay person only be allowed to legislate for other gays?

Parents Of Children Who Miss School 'Should Have Their Benefits Docked'

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Fines for parents who do not ensure their children attend school should be increased, with the money taken automatically from their child benefit if t...