Thoughts on basic income, citizenship and why we need a welfare system that works for everyone.
As Greta Thunberg says: panic is the rational response to a real emergency. The results of the GE2019 are such an emergency.
True security can only be found in a community of citizens who honour their obligations to each other.
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Christian who wrote novels, poetry, sermons and fairy tales. Here are a few interesting quotes.
The Great Divorce by C S Lewis is a wonderful thought piece on the subject of what will happen after death. Lewis delights in taking worries or philosophical problems and turning them on their heads.
It's been hard to get people to understand how severe the cuts to social care (children and adults) have been in England.
Austerity has been severe and unjustified and it has targeted the poorest people and the poorest places. It has also targeted local government. What is the socialist alternative? Barnsley gives us some good clues.
The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, was first published in 1848 - that is 170 years ago. In many ways it remains relevant today.
One dream of the welfare state is that the welfare state is like a Fairy Godmother, kind and wise, but that Godmother has turned into the Wicked Stepmother.
A summary of some of the leading crimes and injustices of Tory Austerity.
I wrote this blog for The Equality Trust and as a contribution to the international Day of Action on 25th January 2018.