Saving Our Safety Net Fact of the Week: life expectancy in the poorest parts of the country is up to 9 years less than in the richest

In this series I’ve mainly concentrated on inequality between individuals and the poverty that affects classes of people, like disabled people or women. But our society is divided geographically too and statistics released last week revealed that the more disadvantaged an area is, the lower the…Read more…

Standing on the shoulders of giants

In a sincere plea for a reformed, inclusive democracy, author and commentator  Owen Jones implored a Festival of Debate audience (March 9) to commit to actively taking part in uniting against the Establishment.   Speaking at a packed University of Sheffield meeting, he said, “I want to address this culture of redirecting our anger to our […]

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