Recorded on 8 February 2018 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic BuildingIn this event, aimed at school children aged 13-18, a panel of speakers discuss how we tell the truth about the people struggling to get by in modern Britain. Stephen Armstrong (@SArmstrong1984) is a journalist and author of The New Poverty. He writes extensively for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. He also appears occasionally on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2.
Child homelessness has soared under the Tories as ministers use a “light touch” to tackle the issue, a damning report reveals. There are 120,540 youngsters living in temporary accommodation – up 73% over the past six years, official figures show. The number of families without a permanent home rose 60% to 77,240 in that time, three-quarters of whom had been in private rented homes on shorthold tenancies that were then ended by landlords.
If there were an extended metaphor for the state of the Labour Party since the snap election, it would be the Glastonbury Festival. I was there this year and heard the chant “Ohhh, Jeremy Corbyn!” as it echoed across Worthy Farm in Somerset, again and again, shouted to the tune of the White Stripes song “Seven Nation Army”.
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Selecting a term
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