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‘We Can't Live Like This’: Universal Credit Falls Short of Cost of Living Price Hikes

, 19 May 2022
Rising energy bills, increased food costs – and yet benefits have not risen with inflation, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, Sian Norris reports

Thatcherism Revived: Johnson’s ‘Right to Buy’ Plan is a Desperate Political Ploy

, 19 May 2022
Thomas Perrett unpicks why the Conservative Party is considering rebooting the long-discredited housing policy

Food Bank Britain

, 13 May 2022
Rachel Morris considers the malaise of modern Britain as the Conservatives initiate Austerity 2.0

‘Levelling-Up’ Is Dying in Johnson’s Desert of Ideas

, 12 May 2022
As the nation nears the three year mark of Johnson’s Government, it’s time to be honest about the collapse of his flagship project, says Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Russell Group University Assets Burgeon Under Conservative Rule

, 29 April 2022
As students and lecturers face tougher circumstances, the wealth of their institutions has risen markedly in recent years, reports Sascha Lavin

Crime and Punishment: Lived Reality is Now Divorced From Electoral Politics

, 26 April 2022
Sam Bright considers why, after years of stagnating wealth and declining health in Britain, the Conservative Party hasn’t seen its support slump sooner?

Talking About My Generation: How the Conservative Party has Punished Young People

, 22 April 2022
From mental health services to tuition fees, the Government has damaged the welfare and prosperity of the next generation, writes Daisy Steinhardt

EXCLUSIVE Rishi Sunak’s Plan to Soften Blow of Universal Credit Cut has been a £1 Billion Bust

, 21 April 2022
Nic Murray explores the Chancellor’s underfunded and misjudged scheme to help deprived families make ends meet

EXCLUSIVE North Loses Out as Government Replaces EU ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’

, 20 April 2022
Sam Bright and Tom Robinson calculate the reductions in UK regional development spending, compared to the equivalent EU scheme

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

EXCLUSIVE Private Schools Attended by Cabinet Ministers Increase Assets by £300 Million in Six Years

, 12 April 2022
Sam Bright and Sascha Lavin report on the burgeoning wealth of Britain’s elite, fee-paying institutions, and the character of the politicians they have created

Wage Stagnation and the Conservative Party’s Ideological War on Workers

, 11 April 2022
The current cost of living crisis can be placed firmly in the context of the Conservative Party’s antipathy to the strife of the working class, says Thomas Perrett

The Non-Dom Conservative Oligarchy

, 7 April 2022
Playboys and plutocrats are now the natural constituency of Boris Johnson’s party, argues Sam Bright

Rishi Sunak’s Family Tax Affairs Raise Questions He Can't Avoid

, 7 April 2022
We need to know how the Chancellor can defend raising taxes for ordinary Britons while his own family avoids paying large sums in taxes, argues Adam Bienkov

Levelling Down: Government Energy Inaction Will Hit the Poorest People and Regions

, 6 April 2022
Spiralling household costs will undermine Boris Johnson’s promises to ‘Red Wall’ voters, reports Thomas Perrett

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