The future of the left since 1884

Search results

The truth behind the latest poverty statistics

Yesterday the DWP published updated statistics on poverty in Britain. As predicted here, despite being four years into an austerity parliament the publication of the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) for 2012-13 shows that poverty (relative and absolute) unchanged on...

Stop taxing periods. Period

What products and consumables do you consider essential to maintain a decent standard of living? I’m guessing that exotic meats such as horse, ostrich, crocodile and kangaroo wouldn’t make it into your top ten (or even cross your mind). In...

Health and care: My life as an anonymous carer

Hello, my name is Simon and I am a carer. 31st May, 2005. That’s my carer date. At the time of writing this, I have been caring for my wife, who has progressive MS, for just short of nine years.


Taking action against fuel poverty

As British Gas shareholders gather at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre in Westminster today for the Centrica AGM, so too will protesters from over 20 anti-austerity, anti-privitisation and environmental groups.

Under the banner of 'Bin British Gas: Put Power in...

Sustainability: How to improve local bus services

Although growth has finally returned to the economy, millions of families are feeling no recovery at all as they face huge pressure on household budgets. We have set out Labour's plans to deal with rip off prices in the energy...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.