Opinion

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
food bank
Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

The Trussell Trust is calling for universal credit to be increased to ensure that people don't go hungry and cold because they cannot afford the essentials
Rishi Sunak's cheap trans joke in front of Brianna Ghey's mum is worse than he could ever realise
Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir

Rishi Sunak's cheap trans joke in front of Brianna Ghey's mum is worse than he could ever realise

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must
trussell trust food banks
Heather Buckingham

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must

From music to esports: We must protect, preserve and champion creative education now more than ever
Nathan Loughran

From music to esports: We must protect, preserve and champion creative education now more than ever

Our leaders' self-interest has brought us to the brink of world war
John Bird

Our leaders' self-interest has brought us to the brink of world war

Landlords need to accept responsibility not only for the housing crisis – but for our misery
Against Landlords is a book by Nick Bano
Nick Bano

Landlords need to accept responsibility not only for the housing crisis – but for our misery

We've had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can't afford to keep going
mother's uncovered
Maggie Gordon-Walker

We've had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can't afford to keep going

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how
starmer and sunak
Paul Kissack

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy
economy/ jeremy hunt
Paul Swinney

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy

Kevin McCloud: 'We've got the coldest homes in Europe – and cash-strapped families pay the price'
kevin McCloud
Kevin McCLoud and Miriam Turner

Kevin McCloud: 'We've got the coldest homes in Europe – and cash-strapped families pay the price'

How many times is it acceptable for a one-year-old to be hospitalised due to a mould-ridden home?
cold and damp
Paul McNamee

How many times is it acceptable for a one-year-old to be hospitalised due to a mould-ridden home?

The Post Office scandal proves why workers' needs must be put ahead of AI and technology
Post Office Horizon Scandal
Post Office scandal

The Post Office scandal proves why workers' needs must be put ahead of AI and technology

NRLA boss Ben Beadle: 'We must not ignore landlords who are failing to do the right thing'
what is a housing crash
Ben Beadle

NRLA boss Ben Beadle: 'We must not ignore landlords who are failing to do the right thing'

HS2 boss admits cost of railway could soar to £66.6bn. Here’s how that money could be better spent
Prime minister Boris Johnson in an orange high vis jacket and a HS2 helmet
A modest proposal

HS2 boss admits cost of railway could soar to £66.6bn. Here’s how that money could be better spent

2023 was brutal for UK music venues with at least one closing per week. We must fight to save them
Idles singer Joe Talbot performs at grassroots music venue Moles
Venue Watch

2023 was brutal for UK music venues with at least one closing per week. We must fight to save them

A clear strategy to reduce drug use could save UK government billions. Here's how
Oliver Lodge

A clear strategy to reduce drug use could save UK government billions. Here's how

'This is the reality': Children in care being forced to move at Christmas to save councils money
teen walks away into nightime cityscape
Carolyne Willow

'This is the reality': Children in care being forced to move at Christmas to save councils money

There's a hidden problem with supermarkets campaigning for food banks at Christmas
supermarket facial recognition
Food banks

There's a hidden problem with supermarkets campaigning for food banks at Christmas

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care
Care worker Sybil Msezane
Sybil Msezane

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care

Vagrancy Act 2.0? The Criminal Justice Bill must not be allowed to make rough sleeping illegal
Layla Moran on Criminal Justice Bill, Vagrancy Act and rough sleeping
Layla Moran

Vagrancy Act 2.0? The Criminal Justice Bill must not be allowed to make rough sleeping illegal

Property inflation divided Britain – this is what needs to be done to fix it
London skyline
Rowan Moore

Property inflation divided Britain – this is what needs to be done to fix it

Playwright David Ireland: 'Why I can't seem to stop writing about the Troubles'
Mural on the Shankill Road
David Ireland

Playwright David Ireland: 'Why I can't seem to stop writing about the Troubles'

Why DWP snooping on benefit claimants' bank accounts will only whip up hatred of disabled people 
dwp protest
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Why DWP snooping on benefit claimants' bank accounts will only whip up hatred of disabled people 

King Charles III gives us food for thought on poverty
King Charles, John Bird and vendor Kelvin Gregory
John Bird

King Charles III gives us food for thought on poverty

Was that a cabinet reshuffle or just Rishi Sunak shuffling deckchairs?
David Cameron at Downing Street
Paul McNamee

Was that a cabinet reshuffle or just Rishi Sunak shuffling deckchairs?