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Housing Benefit and the Landlords from Hell

After watching Dispatches: Landlords from Hell on channel four last night, I realised I needed a quick update to my last blog – The Real Changes to Housing Benefit. In that I wrote that new limits to Housing Benefit introduced … Continue reading

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The Real Changes to Housing Benefit

In Autumn 2010, the newspapers were full of stories about a new cap on Housing Benefit (HB), we were told that from now on no one would be given more than £400 pounds a week to spend on rent. The … Continue reading

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TUC March For The Alternative (26th March, London)

Click on pictures to enlarge. For full information as to why the march was happening, how the cuts are harmful and unevenly distributed and how they are more likely to damage the economy than save it, look here: http://falseeconomy.org.uk/ http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/about/cutsContinue reading

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The Killing (Forbrydelsen)

I haven’t found any reviews that capture what I think is good about the Danish detective series The Killing (Forbrydelsen) currently showing on BBC4, so I’m going to write my own. The reason I’m watching The Killing is because a … Continue reading

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Are we solving the UK Debt Crisis?

I started researching a blog about the current recession in the UK, wanting to understand whether we really had a debt crisis and whether carrying out massive cuts to public spending was the best way of dealing with it. Then … Continue reading

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Do We Allow Power to Corrupt?

Earlier this year Joris Lammers published a paper Through five compelling experiments, Lammers has shown that powerful people are more likely to behave immorally but paradoxically less likely to tolerate immorality in other people. Even thinking about the feeling of … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to Welfare?

In October 2008 the labour government introduced a new system of benefits for the sick and disabled called Employment Support Allowance (ESA). The system was designed to tackle the ‘dependency culture’ by weeding out the huge numbers of people they … Continue reading

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