CommonSpace Forum 28 March: Food, Poverty and Brexit
CommonSpace Forum 28 March: Food, Poverty and Brexit: Should we demand the right to food?
AS BREXIT grows closer, stories about rising food prices and mass hunger come more sharply into focus, particularly in a 'No Deal' scenario.
Never before has there been so much attention been paid to the fact that Britain imports half of its food, the majority of which comes from the EU, and 95 per cent of those imports via the port of Dover.
'So why haven't you killed yourself?': One person's journey through the benefits system Part 2 of 3
Three part series on one person’s journey through the benefits system.
IN PART 2, Anne has to deal with changes to the benefits system introduced by the Tory-Liberal Coalition Government in 2010.
Read Part 1 here.
Part 2 – The Change: ‘So why haven’t you killed yourself?’
One person's journey through the benefits system: Part 1 of 3
Sean Cudden, a Masters student and welfare rights activist, presents the first of a three part of series of one person’s journey through the benefits system based an interview with benefit claimant Anne from Glasgow, who’s harrowing story is told in her words
Six months wait: SNP MP demands promised disability back-payments are made following Universal Credit move
The Severe Disability Premium thousands of disabled claimants have been missing out on for six months is worth £64.30 per week
SNP MP Carol Monaghan has written to DWP Secretary Amber Rudd for a second time calling on her to immediately initiate disability back-payments which had been promised by the previous DWP head, but six months later have not been delivered.
Angela Haggerty: Why your fear of 'going crazy' may mean you’re the most sane person in the world
Angela Haggerty, journalist and former CommonSpace editor, contributes to our special week of coverage on the mental health crisis, drawing on her own experience to question whether what is deemed mental illness can sometimes be a rational reaction to a world gone mad.
IF YOU’RE anything like me you’ll vividly remember the aftermath of Donald Trump’s US presidential election.
First Minister’s Human Rights experts recommend post-Brexit Act including right to housing & food
Report argues Brexit “poses a clear risk of regression in terms of human rights”
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s advisory group on human rights has published its recommendations, proposing an Act of the Scottish Parliament which would partly fill the “significant gap in the protection of rights in Scotland” once Britain leaves the EU.
Minister spars with Labour over best means of undoing Tory welfare reforms following UN poverty report
Labour need to stop “weaponising” the two-child policy against the SNP and work with the Scottish Government, Aileen Campbell argued
SCOTTISH COMMUNITIES MINISTER Aileen Campbell condemned the “systemic failings” of Tory welfare reforms in her ministerial statement on UN Special Rapporteur Professor Philip Alston’s recently published report on UK poverty and human rights.
Iain Scott: Real entrepreneurship isn't Dragon's Den or the Apprentice - it can be a route of poverty
Iain Scott, co-founder of Can Do Places and food business entrepreneur, which helps communities open collaborative spaces for entrepreneurs in Scotland, says the popular depiction of what it means to start a business is divorced from the everyday reality