AUSTERITY

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
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
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
Budget

Austerity Isn't 'Ending': the Government Still Wants to Discipline the Poor

Today's budget saw some money spent here and there, but the ideological underpinning of austerity remains.
Simon Childs
10.29.18
politics

How Austerity Has Affected Our Psychological Wellbeing

Researchers have found that suicide rates have risen by 20 percent in the areas most affected by the Conservative party's austerity policies.
Simon Doherty
6.25.18
Homelessness

Homeless LGBT People Face a Unique Set of Challenges

So it's good news that schemes like The Outside Project – whose founder we spoke to – exist.
Jak Hutchcraft
11.22.17
politics

How 2017's Youthquake Started

The march on Millbank in 2010 was the warning shot of a generational shift.
Matt Myers
9.28.17
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