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The coalition is slowly terminating the social contract

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We need to talk about our rights as members of the public rather than letting corporations define them, writes Matt Hawkins.

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A crisis made in Downing Street: one MILLION people visit food banks

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Almost one million people had to rely on a food bank for emergency food aid in the past year.

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People hit by Bedroom Tax choosing between eating and heating

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People hit by the hated Bedroom Tax are choosing between eating and heating, with three quarters cutting back on food bills, according to a new report.

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Labour has betrayed its supporters on the welfare cap

TweetThe Tory austerity drive – bound up as it is in the barefaced lie that Britain was brought low in 2008 by benefit scroungers and not reckless bankers – was never about fixing the economy. It was about shrinking the state. As such, it was hardly surprising to see Cameron’s Etonian class warriors lining up […]

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The welfare cap ties a Labour government to ‘predistribution’

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The welfare cap could help focus attention on the drivers of benefit spending.

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Labour should oppose the Welfare Cap, which doesn’t protect those in greatest need

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The welfare cap is a regressive measure which hits the poor hardest.

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The Work Programme: just 1 in 20 ESA claimants have found work through the scheme

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The latest batch of Work Programme data were released today. New quarter; similar results: a programme doing acceptably for some, but for others not.

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Duncan Smith department promoting ‘negative perceptions’ of benefit claimants

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A group of MPs has slammed the government for using official statistics inaccurately to spin stories about benefit claimants.

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Migration Watch’s latest report: a ‘stark misapprehension’ and ‘simply wrong’

‘Immigrants cost Britain £3,000 a year each’, booms today’s Daily Telegraph. They are completely and utterly wrong.

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How to control welfare spending: build houses and raise the minimum wage

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There are more progressive ways to control spending than bashing the poor.

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