The UK social security system sought to undermine the five great evils described as “want, squalor, ignorance, idleness and disease”.
“Many women I encountered were forced to supplement the use of sanitary items with socks, toilet roll and even newspaper.”
“The greatest heroes are unsung and the honours system we currently have is another farcical seam in an imperial tapestry.”
“A few years ago, my wife and I became weary stressing ourselves buying for people who have everything they need.”
“I sought to share the brutality of poverty in a way that was not exploitative to the individuals experiencing it.”
“Poverty, by its very nature, is a fragmenting experience and manifests in various ways.” This article appeared in the print
“Neil Couling was clear that there are no plans to review or halt the five week wait for Universal Credit.”