That ain’t helping

Was talking to a struggling neighbour of my late parents yesterday. There were three of us yakking, as you do. Inevitably Brexit entered the conversation. Said neighbour declared herself as having voted for Brexit, followed swiftly by her annoyance that many stereotyped those who voted to leave as racists. Honest, guv I try hard not…

Everlasting Poverty

We have the technology to end all world poverty but live is a system in which all possibilities are graded entirely by how much it costs. “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity’ -Albert Einstein Money picture by Joshua Davis , Live8 picture by Richardk ,capitalism kills by dontcallmeikke ,…

Fuel Poverty Lack Of Empathy?

I watched a story about fuel poverty on the news last night which showed a family deep in debt because their fuel bill was £50-£60 a week and they’d had to borrow and get in debt to get by. My first reaction was to exclaim that £60 a week seemed almost infeasibly high and were…

UK Poverty increases – Government jubilant.

The UK government is congratulating itself today after figures released show that poverty levels in the UK have actually risen for the first time in 10 years. Government members are understandably delighted that they’ve finally managed to shift these figures upwards and coming so soon after the recent budget measures had ensured that the poor…