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#42Days A #HungerStrike in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 5

Today I’ve been looking at the more structural – political angle of Universal Credit, and why on Earth we’ve developed a system that takes from the poor whilst seemingly lining the pockets of the wealthy.  Last year, the wealthiest 1000 … Continue reading

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31/10/17 #42Days A Hunger Strike

Tomorrow, on the first of November, I’ll be going on hunger strike for 42 days.  I’d really rather not be doing this, but it’s my aim over those 6 weeks to help me focus on the plight of the hundreds … Continue reading

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16/12/14 Walkamile Rebooted

Please share this. I need you. Up until the other day this blog was going to be called ‘Walkamile Reloaded’, however, thanks to the wisdom of my friend Mark, I reconsidered. Up until lunchtime today, this blog was going to … Continue reading

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01/10/13 FLICK OFF

Our brains are fantastic – we remember stuff – we can do all sorts of things with our fancy dan bodies – it carries on doing stuff without you having to think, ‘Is my heart beating…oh, bugger…’ It also performs … Continue reading

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06/04/13 ‘Osborne: why should State fund people like Philpott?’ The Daily Telegraph, 5/4/13

Why should the state fund people like Philpott? Philpott, the controlling, bullying, violent and ultimately murderous man responsible for the death of six children, supposedly in his care, apparently because he wanted more welfare benefits… Why should the state fund … Continue reading

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03/04/13 Iain Duncan Smith can live on £53 per week.

Yesterday the media was buzzing with Iain Duncan Smith’s claim, on Radio 4’s Today Programme, that he could live on £53 per week. Of course he can. His grandiose claim came off the back of a discussion about the market … Continue reading

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23/02/13 What’s the best bit of kit you own?

Have you ever looked at an ants nest thinking ‘Coo-er, what impressive cooperation, administration, altruism, architecture and all round shary-cariness there is to be found in these subterranean cities…?’ One of my favourite facts is that a nest of 40 … Continue reading

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