Opinion

Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?
John Bird

Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?

For all the education of our leaders, are we any closer to solving the big issues, like child poverty?
Voter ID rules are racist – let’s get rid of them once and for all
voter ID, local elections 2023
Alba Kapoor

Voter ID rules are racist – let’s get rid of them once and for all

Sunak has been like an automaton for so long. Our leaders shouldn't fear being seen as human
Paul McNamee

Sunak has been like an automaton for so long. Our leaders shouldn't fear being seen as human

Smart, no-nonsense moves by Starmer show how toxic and incompetent the Tories have really been
Sam Delaney

Smart, no-nonsense moves by Starmer show how toxic and incompetent the Tories have really been

Food banks can take hope from election result – if Labour takes action before another tough winter
Charlotte White

Food banks can take hope from election result – if Labour takes action before another tough winter

Electric vehicle charge points to become centre of new privatisation row – unless Labour steps in
An electric car being charged
Sophie Flinders

Electric vehicle charge points to become centre of new privatisation row – unless Labour steps in

One of the biggest crises facing the UK is barely talked about – the crisis of an ageing population
pensioner poverty ageing population
James Rose

One of the biggest crises facing the UK is barely talked about – the crisis of an ageing population

The new Labour government must make changes so disabled people can enjoy sport
disabled people sport
Chloe Schendel-Wilson

The new Labour government must make changes so disabled people can enjoy sport

With the new government comes a new opportunity to rethink welfare and benefits 
John Bird

With the new government comes a new opportunity to rethink welfare and benefits 

'I sofa surfed for four months': How 'out of control' renting crisis is hurting key workers
Unison key workers at a protest
Ben Twomey and Tilly Smith

'I sofa surfed for four months': How 'out of control' renting crisis is hurting key workers

I found strength, joy, resilience and community on the dance floor of queer clubs
Damian Kerlin

I found strength, joy, resilience and community on the dance floor of queer clubs

Euro 2024: Roy Keane on screen is more watchable than the football
Paul McNamee

Euro 2024: Roy Keane on screen is more watchable than the football

We urgently need a fresh cross-government approach to ending homelessness
Charlotte Talbott

We urgently need a fresh cross-government approach to ending homelessness

I watched all the documentaries about Lidl so you don't have to
Lucy Sweet

I watched all the documentaries about Lidl so you don't have to

Labour is yet to give much hope it will reduce poverty. We need more from the new government
keir starmer labour leader
Sabine Goodwin

Labour is yet to give much hope it will reduce poverty. We need more from the new government

Dear Keir Starmer, I'm a single mum and NHS worker. Please don't make me regret voting for you
Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria enter 10 Downing Street
Tayyaba Siddiqui

Dear Keir Starmer, I'm a single mum and NHS worker. Please don't make me regret voting for you

Things can only get better... if the Labour government takes urgent action to tackle poverty
labour keir starmer
Helen Barnard

Things can only get better... if the Labour government takes urgent action to tackle poverty

Libraries give us power. The next government must trust libraries to continue delivering for communities
A long library stack shows rows of books on both left and right.
Louis Coiffait-Gunn

Libraries give us power. The next government must trust libraries to continue delivering for communities

No, it isn't middle-class to vote for third-party or independent candidates in the general election
Kasmira Kincaid

No, it isn't middle-class to vote for third-party or independent candidates in the general election

People of colour bear the brunt of hostile immigration policies – it's a stain on our conscience
Wethersfield
Alba Kapoor and Hannah Marwood

People of colour bear the brunt of hostile immigration policies – it's a stain on our conscience

What happens if the Tories win?
Rishi Sunak after calling the 4 July general election
Adam Barnett

What happens if the Tories win?

All the ways the next government can and must end rough sleeping for good
Dr Tom Kerridge

All the ways the next government can and must end rough sleeping for good

Benefits claimants have been treated as a political punching bag this general election
rishi sunak at an election rally
Mikey Erhardt

Benefits claimants have been treated as a political punching bag this general election

Opinion polls are an important cog in our democracy – but the only poll that counts is election day
A polling station sign hangs on a wire fence outside a building
Jane Frost

Opinion polls are an important cog in our democracy – but the only poll that counts is election day

Politics needs saving. And it's going to have to be us who do it
John Bird

Politics needs saving. And it's going to have to be us who do it

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