AUSTERITY

Homelessness

The Anti-Homeless Law That Scotland Scrapped But England Still Enforces

Why campaigners want to repeal the "Vagrancy Act".
Rebecca Nathanson
3.19.19
missing people

Inside Britain's Escalating Missing Persons Problem

With austerity widening society's cracks, the number of people reported missing in London alone has increased 77 percent since 2010.
Francisco Garcia
3.7.19
mental health

Students Hung Dummies Off Westminster Bridge to Highlight the UK's Ongoing Mental Health Crisis

All 20 of the students involved had either attempted or considered suicide before the age of 18.
Ben Charlie Smoke
1.14.19
Canadian Economy

Britain’s Deficit is a Lesson For Canada

Canadian voters now rank “the deficit” as a primary concern. But the last time a country embarked on a deficit-reduction plan, hundreds were left jobless.
Jamie Maxwell
7.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Poorest Areas of England Are Prescribed the Most Antidepressants

The North East is prescribed the most antidepressants per person, while the South East and London take the least.
VICE Staff
4.13.17
Greece

For Greek Olympians, Austerity Has Been Costly

Just 12 years after the Athens Games, Greek Olympians have had to find alternate ways to fund their training for—and even their travel to—Rio.
David Cox
8.15.16
Health

Women in London Are Having More Abortions Than Anywhere Else in England

We asked an expert whether any of the clichés surrounding abortion rates are true.
Hannah Ewens
5.20.16
Stuff

I Pushed 'All You Can Eat' Restaurants to Their Absolute Limits

In a time of great austerity, how can I exploit the free food to keep me alive?
Oobah Butler
5.19.16
News

​We Asked Toronto’s Chinese Restaurant Workers About Shit Pay and Long Hours

Overworked, underpaid, and tipped like shit. Toronto's Chinese restaurants are both a dumping ground for Canadians and a hellhole for their employees.
Jake Kivanc
4.26.16
News

Inside England's First 'Legal' Prostitution Zone

A murder in the UK area where sex workers are allowed by police to operate has raised questions about the safety of Leed's pioneering scheme.
Ryan Fletcher, Photos: Darren O'Brien/Meta4 Photos
2.11.16
News

What We Learned from Left-Wing Politics in 2015

Left-wing politicians and parties had a pretty exciting 2015 in terms of winning elections, but everything they hate is still very much around.
Sam Kriss
12.23.15
News

Meet Britain's New Generation of Pissed Off Student Radicals

Campuses are becoming hubs for young activists with a lot to be angry about.
Ben Beach
11.4.15
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