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Poverty at Christmas is a political decision

Last week I went to our local football hub where one of the junior teams and a local company were collecting food, toys and other necessities for the Florrie food bank. It was great to see so many children, their … Continue reading

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Free School Meals is the wrong debate

The latest spat about free school meals is a reminder to me about everything that is wrong with our welfare state. These are not new problems they have been endemic since at least the 1950s but have been exacerbated by … Continue reading

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Fighting the ‘Bedroom Tax’

My colleague Cllr Pat Moloney was so appalled at the dismal performance of Minister Esther McVey on the Today programme that he has tabled the attached resolution to the next meeting of the City Council. Lib Dems know that major … Continue reading

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Moving Universal Credit from Theory to Practice

The theory of Universal Credit is an idea whose time has come. For the past 50 years a relatively simple benefits system has been subverted by complicated schemes, credits, and rebates given by 3 or 4 different bodies and often … Continue reading

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