Monthly Archives: May 2015

Thinking of applying for Britain’s Hardest Grafter? Read this first.

Originally posted on JACK MONROE:
TwentyTwenty productions are looking for applicants for a new television show that has been described as ‘Benefits Street meets The Hunger Games’. Are you thinking of applying for the chance to win that staggering £15,000…

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Nurturing the Emotional and Spiritual Base of our Communities.

Originally posted on animist jottings:
Common (or English) Bluebell,  Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Another day, another grim story.  One of the biggest waste disposal firms in the U.K is fitting cameras to its trucks because so many rough sleepers are sheltering in…

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Tory councils tell Osborne “No more cuts!” (#politics #ToriesOutNow)

Originally posted on Order Of Truth:
It appears that even stanch Conservatives have had enough of the inner-circle of government’s ‘austerity’ measures. In an unusual move, Conservative led local authorities have formed an alliance with Labour and LibDem led authorities…

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Ever been late for a meeting? Did it mean that you lost a month’s income?

Originally posted on A Fair Say:
With a new Government in place, it’s urgent that we keep up the pressure for a rethink of the unjust benefit sanctions regime which is harming thousands of people. In this guest blog, Paul…

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My experience: Living Below the Line

Originally posted on LWC:
?You may or may not have seen over social media the Living Below the Line challenge. But what does Living Below the Line actually mean? Well, it refers to the poverty line. Living on a mere…

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Post election post mortem.

Originally posted on JACK MONROE:
It’s Sunday already. I’ve started writing a blog post about the election so many times since Thursday evening, and Friday morning, but they were stilted, words slowly forced onto a page as my shocked and…

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A Public Tongue Chats to Mr. Cameron about Foodbanks

Mr. Cameron, your attitude to Food Banks reminds me of the Blue Peter presenters who, back in the black and white days of 1968, had to contend with a merrily defecating baby elephant. All smiles for the cameras they just … Continue reading

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