Monthly Archives: March 2013

Iain Duncan Smith – Friend or Foe of the Poor? Article published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – March 2013

 He rises from his chair to address the assembled delegation and a wave of expectancy charges through the conference room.  A moment of hush, before he starts his carefully worded speech. The cleverly timed opening sentence, deliberately humorous, causes a … Continue reading

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The Reality of the Welfare Reform – article published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – Feb 2013

 I watch him as he shuffles up the steps. Slowly placing one foot in front of the other whilst trying to hold on to the rail, and his bag, at the same time as balancing his walking stick without tripping. … Continue reading

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