9 August 2016

Why the left misremembers the riots

The London riots were a product of victimhood and entitlement, not Tory austerity.

25 November 2015

The DWP doesn’t kill

Using suicide to argue against welfare cuts is sick and wrong.

11 August 2015

Labour’s welfarism isn’t working

Labour has become the party of benefits claimants and public-sector workers.

Who really wants to impose austerity?

The left rages against mild Tory cuts yet dreams of imposing real austerity.

20 April 2015

Welfare: treating the public like children

US plans to stop welfare recipients buying certain things exposes the rot of welfarism.

11 December 2014

Turning food banks into a moral weapon

The government’s food-bank strategy will increase state intervention in poor people’s lives.

28 February 2014

What’s wrong with the rise of food banks?

The welfare system's erosion of social bonds has fuelled the rise of food banks.

13 January 2014

We need to talk about Benefits Street

The furore over the Channel 4 series shows just how poverty-stricken the debate about welfare has become.