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Poverty


New attacks lie behind Tory talk of protecting 'the family'

19 August 2014
The government’s aim to look at how policy affects the family is pure hypocrisy, writes Sadie Robinson

The real cost of the Commonwealth Games

22 July 2014
Millions of pounds have been poured into the Commonwealth Games, opening in Glasgow’s East End this week. But whoever wins, it certainly won’t be ordinary people in the area, write Charlotte Ahmed and Raymie Kiernan

Protesters demand an end to fuel poverty

13 May 2014
Shareholders at Centrica—the firm that owns British Gas—were met by a barrage of protests on Monday of this week.

Neither SNP nor Labour offer solutions to poverty in Scotland

08 April 2014
There have been few demands in the independence debate for far-reaching wealth redistribution. Class divisions are being overlooked in competing claims to “Scottishness” and other supposedly national characteristics. 

Scotland’s rich and poor have no common interest

08 April 2014
Supporting Scottish independence doesn’t mean falling for nationalist myths. Raymie Kiernan looks at a new book that busts Salmond’s claims about class

Tories fail to bury report on soaring food bank use

25 February 2014
The government tried to bury its own report into soaring food bank use last week, after holding it up for more than seven months.

Osborne makes a U-turn on payday loan sharks

26 November 2013
Tory Chancellor George Osborne did a U-turn on payday loans companies last Monday.

Filipinos fight to survive in aftermath of typhoon Haiyan

19 November 2013
People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive a week after typhoon Haiyan hit.

Poverty is the killer in ‘natural’ disaster

12 November 2013
Why have so many people died after typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines?

Philippines typhoon shows the price of poverty

12 November 2013
Rescue workers were fighting to get to outlying regions of the Philippines hit by typhoon Haiyan as Socialist Worker went to press. In the worst-hit city of Tacloban more than 10,000 people are thought to have died.

Osborne's rotten recovery

10 September 2013
This week Tory chancellor George Osborne proclaimed the British economy is in "recovery". However, the grim reality for many in Tory Britain is unemployment, low pay, pensioner poverty, and an ever?growing class divide.

Don’t blame the poor

03 September 2013
Millionaire celebrity Jamie Oliver has taken it upon himself to tell poor people how to eat. But the real problem isn’t the decisions that people in poverty make. It’s the poverty.

News in brief round-up

27 August 2013
Charities slam benefit tests | LGBT people face bigotry at work | Child poverty worse than 1960s

Benefit changes plunge thousands into poverty

13 August 2013
Thousands of people in 40 local authorities had their income slashed on Monday of this week in the final phase of the Tories’ benefit cap.

Death comes sooner for poor

11 June 2013
New research shows people from poor areas of Britain die earlier than those from rich areas

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