Written by

Maheen Behrana

Young People As Prime Targets: Student Loan Hike is the Latest Frontier of the Conservative ‘Culture War’

, 19 April 2022
By allowing student loan debt to soar, the Government is seeking yet more division between young and old, says Maheen Behrana

A New Era of Austerity Beckons

, 18 January 2022
For the past 12 years, the Conservative Party’s response to high public spending has always been the same: impose the burden on lower income families, says Maheen Behrana

Power and Influence: The Second Jobs Scandal is Indicative of a Broken Society

, 11 November 2021
The sleaze crisis infecting politics shows how Britain is rigged in favour of the rich and influential, says Maheen Behrana

Johnson’s Hypocritical Hand-Outs: How MPs Warp Perceptions of Poverty

, 12 October 2021
The reality of deprivation in Britain is distorted by those who complain about earning more than £80,000 a year and rely on wealthy friends to pay for their holidays, says Maheen Behrana

The Poverty Trap: How Boris Johnson’s Winter of Discontent Will Make Us All Poorer

, 28 September 2021
Britain is facing another era of austerity and economic illiteracy, says Maheen Behrana

Johnson’s Conservatives are the Party of Wealth Conservation and Emotional Exploitation

, 9 September 2021
Maheen Behrana explores how the rise in National Insurance to fund the broken social care system reveals how little the public understands about taxes – something the governing party is happy to take advantage of

The Independence of Britain’s Media has been in Jeopardy for a Long Time

, 26 August 2021
With attacks on journalist Jess Brammar’s credentials to be appointed to a BBC role continuing by the right-wing press, Maheen Behrana explores how editorial independence has been eroded in Britain over a number of years

Bezos, Musk and Branson: Vacuums in Space

, 27 July 2021
Maheen Behrana argues that the off-world delusions of technocratic billionaires show how keen they are to dominate humankind or escape it

Matt Hancock’s Health Legacy of Market Autocracy Must Not Be Overlooked

, 1 July 2021
Like his predecessors, the departed Health and Social Care Secretary tried to sell the soul of the NHS to the private sector, says Maheen Behrana

The Weaponisation of the Metropolitan Bogeyman

, 18 June 2021
The ‘urban metropolitan elite’ narrative suits a political agenda but it does not reflect the reality of the UK today, argues Maheen Behrana

Exhaustion Sustains Authoritarianism: Why the Government Will Never Allow a Four-Day Week

, 3 June 2021
Maheen Behrana explains how Britain has longer working hours than any EU country and why the Conservative Party is so rigidly wedded to keeping it that way

‘Woke Youth’ and ‘Traditional’ Labour Voters Are More Similar Than You May Think

, 11 May 2021
Maheen Behrana explains how the new working class is heavily populated by young people in urban areas, paying extortionate rents and working in the gig economy

Will Johnson’s ‘Major Sleaze’ Allegations Stick when Chumocracy is Already ‘Just the Way the World Works?’

, 29 April 2021
Maheen Behrana doubts whether Keir Starmer’s new barb will resonate with the general public

A Nation of No Second Chances: Why Does Britain Have Such a Harsh Perception of Poverty?

, 22 April 2021
Maheen Behrana examines new evidence about the attitudes of Brexit voters towards those suffering deprivation

Race Report: A Deeply Cynical Exercise in Distraction

, 1 April 2021
Maheen Behrana explores the sinister motivations behind a Government-commissioned report which has found that institutional racism in Britain does not exist

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