Foodbank Mum Meets Universal Credit Director

“Neil Couling was clear that there are no plans to review or halt the five week wait for Universal Credit.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 28/10/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-day-foodbank-mum-met-universal-credit-director/  [Accessed: 2019, Oct 29] Milly Graham has had a turbulent three years having survived domestic violence, sexual assault and a suicideContinue reading “Foodbank Mum Meets Universal Credit Director”

A Consistent Battle with Suicidal Thoughts

“My fear is we are creating a society no one wants; neither those feeling the benefits of prosperity nor those bearing the scars of austerity.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 21/10/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-desperate-circumstances-result-in-suicidal-thoughts/  [Accessed: 2019, Oct 22] I remember the first time I ever contemplated suicide. It was 2011,Continue reading “A Consistent Battle with Suicidal Thoughts”

My Long Love Affair with Newspapers

“Whether it is buying a newspaper from the frozen but friendly vendor in the street, that feeling of stretching wide open and folding a broadsheet to the annoyance of anyone else in close proximity or getting ink on my fingers, I love it.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 14/10/2019 [Online],Continue reading “My Long Love Affair with Newspapers”

Selling Off Our City to Slavery

“Our history reveals how powerful individuals de-industrialised our city and deprived our people because they saw greater value in exporting and extorting and perceived profit-making as more attractive than poverty-proofing.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 07/10/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-decisions-on-future-must-put-people-before-profit/  [Accessed: 2019, Oct 08] Exactly ten years ago, I visited IndiaContinue reading “Selling Off Our City to Slavery”