There are times when it appears to be that almost everything is changing. Now might well be one of those times.
I wrote this chapter because homeless in my home city of Oxford had become not just a local crisis, worse than it had ever been, but also part of the national scandal.
Where have we come from? Unemployment has not always been with us. In fact, the term was hardly used at all before 1900,
On the 25th of November 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer decided that, in the public sector, there would be no increase at all for many and a real-terms pay-cut for millions more in 2021.
For the third of society who live within a few miles of their parents, not seeing relatives at Christmas will make little sense if you see them most weeks anyway.
UK chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to set up a national infrastructure bank to “channel billions of pounds into capital projects”
An article published in the Conversation, 2 December 2020
It’s social, not medical, science that tells us most about the disparate spread of this pandemic.
Danny Dorling discusses recent findings from a major study of mortality across UK countries and cities, and highlights unprecedented worsening mortality among the UK’s poorest communities:
In 1890, when he was still at school in Harrow, Winston Churchill wrote a poem
As Eva Gómez-Jiménez and Michael Toolan explain in the Introduction to this book, high economic inequality has,
In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died
In the week after the schools went back in England and Wales, an extra 538 people died (77 a day).
Growing alarm has been expressed over the rising numbers of people who are testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK.
Long before the 2020 pandemic swept the world, almost everything was already slowing down.
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