Showing records 51 to 60 of 76
- 03 July 2015
There should be no immediate reductions in tax credits to existing claimants but the aim should be to achieve a policy on the Living Wage which, by the end of the Parliament, had delivered real increases in wages for the lowest paid, which would reduce significantly the claim on wage subsidies.
- Published in The Times - 29 June 2015
We all have a common-sense understanding of what constitutes being poor: it’s time the government clarified its own view
- Published in Financial Times - 18 May 2015
I am one voter who believes we should attempt to change the face of the EU, that we should seek temporary control of our borders (how can we budget for schools, housing and transport when we don’t know how many millions of people might come here?) while building an outward looking union that sees dismantling our trade barriers as the best means of campaigning against world poverty.
- Published in The Sunday Times - 15 March 2015
The data that the Office of National Statistics prepared for me suggests that many university graduates would receive much higher pay had they simply taken an apprenticeship route.
- Published in The Tablet - 12 March 2015
There is a moral case against mass immigration in terms of protecting our own country’s poor. This is particularly urgent if we believe that the New Testament is the Gospel for the poor.
- Published in Independent on Sunday - 08 March 2015
If as a country we don’t embrace radical reform to maintain an NHS free at the point of use then we will not recognise what is on offer by 2020, nor given the size of its deficit, will there be a recognisable NHS in the Manchester city region, whether ran by the city region or not.
- Published in Church Times - 27 February 2015
William Temple observed that, when the Church does politics successfully, it is not about the bishops saying something, but about the laity doing something. Feeding Britain has 77 recommendations, a third of which are already being put into action.
- 16 February 2015
Might I suggest Martin Samuel takes a history lesson (Football gets rich and out they all come, Feb 13) before he tries to upend those of us campaigning for Premier League clubs to pay fair wages to their ground staff?
- Published in The Guardian - 04 February 2015
If we as a country are interested in revolutionising poor children’s life chances, we must recognise that school comes too late for most of them. Instead of ringfencing schools’ budgets, we should be planning to increase budgets for the first five years – the foundation years of a child’s life.
- Published in The Guardian - 11 December 2014
Our proposals seek to reduce as soon as possible the number of people having to rely on food banks. Hence our proposals to boost wages at the bottom, to improve the delivery of benefits, and to keep more money in poorer families’ pockets by tackling the rip-off charges they currently face on household essentials.