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Jacob Rees-Mogg says rise in food bank use is ‘rather uplifting’

Multi-millionare Tory MP says development shows UK to be a ‘charitable’ nation as the state “can’t do everything” ‘   ‘ Conservative leadership favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the growing use of food banks in the UK is “rather uplifting”. The Tory MP insisted that rather than demonstrating the scale of poverty in the country, the development showed what a “good compassionate country we are.” […]

Family homelessness rises ‘dramatically’ in London

  Family homelessness is rising in London at a faster rate than across the rest of the country and overstretched councils are ‘struggling’ to provide them with temporary accommodation, new research reveals. Carried out by the advisory services organisation EY and London Councils, the research found the number of families accepted as homeless has increased […]

PRESS RELEASE: #ReclaimHackney & FBU: Reclaim Kingsland Fire Station! Saturday 26th Sept from 11 a.m

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* #ReclaimHackney & the London Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have come together to demand that Kingsland Fire Station is reopened.   We are holding a joint protest at Kingsland Fire Station, 333 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DR  on Saturday September 26th   from 11am to call on the London Fire Brigade and Hackney Council to work together to make […]

Disabled people hit by housing crisis are told: ‘Your life is too expensive’

In 2008, Dr Chetna Patel was offered a managerial post at the University of Sheffield. Relocating from Aberdeen, she began looking for properties to rent. But here’s the snag: Patel has a form of muscular dystrophy and needed an accessible home. The university’s accessible flats were already occupied, none of the flats she looked into […]

Liverpool: An afternoon with the Love Activists

A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE “LOVE ACTIVISTS” ARE CURRENTLY OCCUPYING AN OLD BANK ON CASTLE STREET. WHILST THEY OPERATE UNDER THAT ALIAS, THEY’VE BEEN HAVING A MARMITE EFFECT ON THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL. The people are divided and they either love it or hate it. Depending on whose press release you’ve read, you may […]

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