What Government Unemployment Statistics Conceal

This article appeared in the Evening Telegraph: 25/03/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-unemployment-figures-are-not-all-they-appear-to-be/  [Accessed: 2019, Mar 26] Theresa May has not had much to be positive about lately but if there is one political grenade she has been able to lob over the dispatch box in response to Jeremy Corbyn each week, it has been employment figures.Continue reading “What Government Unemployment Statistics Conceal”

Creating an Industry from Inequality

This article appeared in the Evening Telegraph: 18/03/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-were-in-danger-of-inventing-an-industry-out-of-inequality/  [Accessed: 2019, Mar 19] Working with people in poverty is painful and powerful. I recall being vomited on, screamed at and, on one occasion, peed on (by an infant) but other experiences make the painful encounters feel worthwhile. Like when a mum, told byContinue reading “Creating an Industry from Inequality”

The First Living Wage City

This article appeared in the Evening Telegraph: 11/03/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-dundee-drummer-peter-sanctioned-for-turning-down-amazon-role/  [Accessed: 2019, Mar 13] Councillor John Alexander, the leader of Dundee City Council, has had a difficult month following ongoing criticism and protests over local budget cuts. However, I was impressed to discover, last Wednesday, the role he and his administration played in enablingContinue reading “The First Living Wage City”

Optimism in Times of Uncertainty

This article appeared in the Evening Telegraph: 04/03/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-still-room-for-optimism-in-these-times-of-brexit-uncertainty/  [Accessed: 2019, Mar 5] The word “uncertainty” is used a lot now. With political paralysis over leaving the EU, economic exhaustion for employers and employees and a social strain created by budget cuts and rising demand, times are tough. The latter concern was raisedContinue reading “Optimism in Times of Uncertainty”