AUSTERITY

disability

All the Ways Austerity Has Ruined the Lives of Disabled People

We spoke to Frances Ryan about her new book, 'Crippled: Austerity and the Demonisation of Disabled People'.
Emily Reynolds
3 days ago
VICE

Students Are Looking to Each Other for Mental Health Support

Peer support is an important part of recovery, but universities must also improve their services.
Emily Reynolds
5.2.19
crime

You Can't Police Away Knife Crime

We spoke to campaigners and a knife crime victim about what needs to be done to tackle the "epidemic" of youth street violence.
Francisco Garcia
4.3.19
Mother's Day

People Raised by Single Mums Explain What Home-Cooked Meals Meant to Them

“I was brought up on convenience foods. When you’ve got a parent who’s busy, they go to convenience and there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Sophie Wilkinson
3.29.19
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
knife crime

Theresa May Is Right: Knife Crime Isn't the Police's Fault; It's Her Government's

In austerity Britain, say experts, the dramatic rise of violent crime is no surprise.
Emily Goddard
3.11.19
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 Hanged 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
food banks

Outrage Ensues After Tory MPs Cheerfully Pose for Photos at Food Banks

“Your party's policies have caused the need for food banks in the first place.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
12.4.18
PUB NOTES

What’s Gone on This Week: A Bleak Black Friday Special!

Disgraceful new figures on homelessness and young people's mental health, for starters. TL;DR: capitalism is no good. Rip it up and start again.
NEO
11.23.18
knife crime

A Message to the Man Investigating Poverty in the UK

Lewisham's 15-year-old Young Mayor Elect speaks out on the causes of knife crime.
Adam Abdullah
11.14.18
politics

Years of Austerity Have Created a Welfare State for the Middle Class

Welfare now means a safety net for the comfortable and social cleansing for the poor.
Grace Blakeley
11.5.18
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