Book review: For whose benefit?

Claire Sewell

For Whose Benefit? The everyday realities of welfare reform, Ruth Patrick, Policy Press, 2017, £19.99 Since the general election, poverty has been hitting the headlines. The most recent critics of Conservative welfare cuts have included PM Gordon Brown who has warned: “There will soon be more people in poverty in May’s Britain – 15.7 million…

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Shaping the campaign

Patrick Diamond

The opinion polls currently point towards a general election result for the Labour party so catastrophic it leads to a political earthquake and the long-term realignment of British politics. Theresa May’s Conservatives are significantly ahead on critical indicators of electoral performance: party affiliation; leadership strength; economic competence. The irony, however, is that beyond Brexit this…

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Contemporary collectivism

Gerald Holtham

 It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Attributed to Mark Twain Rapid or profound change can wrong-foot anyone. Political parties in the UK now face a challenge. Economic developments are making a number of public attitudes out of date or even obsolete….


Flexibility in the workplace: friend or foe?

Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

Fabians Cymru fringe at Welsh Labour women's conference Fabians Cymru will be hosting a free lunchtime fringe event at this year's Welsh Labour Women's conference, discussing flexibility in the workplace (speakers TBC). This is a lunchtime session and will begin...

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