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What’s it like going to the job centre in modern Britain?

What’s it like going to the job centre in modern Britain?

Sam Ancliff October 19, 2017 0

At the beginning of September, I found myself in need of a job. I was a civil servant on a fixed term contract which ended a couple of months prematurely, this without a doubt

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Data: Labour Safe Seats Are The Worst Places To Live

Data: Labour Safe Seats Are The Worst Places To Live

Lee Jenkins February 20, 2014 36

It’s nicer where the Tories are. A well known phrase in the fiercely tribal world of British politics, but is there any verity to it? I looked at the five safest Tory and the

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The Monsters of Benefits Street

The Monsters of Benefits Street

Old Holborn January 10, 2014 21

Channel Four have certainly set the cat amongst the pigeons with their latest “fly on the wall” documentary provocatively named “Benefits Street” designed to reflect the main income sources of those residing in James

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The Pollution Of Political Debate

The Pollution Of Political Debate

Backbencher October 25, 2013 1

Jack Wharton condemns the partisan misuse of language that distorts political debate Our society is broken. That’s the unfortunate conclusion I’ve reached after observing the last week or two of our polluted political debate.

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We must fight immigration fiction with facts.

We must fight immigration fiction with facts.

Daniel Pryor September 3, 2013 4

Daniel Pryor interprets Lord Ashcroft’s recent poll as a wake-up call for the advocates of immigration. The majority of people in this country believe that immigration has produced more disadvantages than advantages. This miserable

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Con-tracts? The Rise of ‘Zero-hour’ Employment

Con-tracts? The Rise of ‘Zero-hour’ Employment

Daniel Pryor August 6, 2013 6

Daniel Pryor examines the costs and benefits of ‘zero-hour’ contracts. Alcohol and academic books are expensive. I’m due to start university this October (results permitting), and am eager to shore up my finances by

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The Right Not To Vote

The Right Not To Vote

Backbencher July 25, 2013 1

The right not to participate in the democratic process should not preclude you from your societal rights and responsibilities On my routine train journey to work yesterday I passed the time as I always

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Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 1

(Photograph by Helen Cobain) Daniel Pryor criticises right-wing attitudes towards the welfare state and its recipients. I am going to plead with you to adopt a more compassionate, caring and understanding view of benefit

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Why Labour Won’t Talk About Welfare

Why Labour Won’t Talk About Welfare

Lee Jenkins July 4, 2013 2

Welfare is becoming political kryptonite for Labour. The public want it cut, but powerful forces in the Labour movement are determined to protect their sacred cow. If Labour stand for anything, it is being

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Cap Welfare And End Dependency

Cap Welfare And End Dependency

Backbencher April 20, 2013 5

Natalie Dinham says the Government is right to cap welfare payments. Over the last week, we have seen welfare reforms come into effect. The basis for these reforms is embedded upon the comparison between

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