The Sadness When Christmas Equals Crisis

“I sought to share the brutality of poverty in a way that was not exploitative to the individuals experiencing it.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 02/12/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-when-christmas-equals-crisis-for-those-in-poverty/  [Accessed: 2019, Dec 03] On December 1 2017, I decided to start tweeting anonymised encounters I had with people experiencing povertyContinue reading “The Sadness When Christmas Equals Crisis”

Reflections on the Fragmentation of Poverty

“Poverty, by its very nature, is a fragmenting experience and manifests in various ways.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 18/11/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-we-cant-tackle-poverty-until-we-know-exactly-what-it-is/   [Accessed: 2019, Nov 19] I recently attended an event in Dundee that brought together people from the private, the public and voluntary sectors who work together toContinue reading “Reflections on the Fragmentation of Poverty”

My Prediction for General Election 2019

“The only certainly in politics is everything can change” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 04/11/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-my-election-prediction-is-for-conservative-majority/ [Accessed: 2019, Nov 05] On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me an election win for Boris Johnson. It doesn’t work does it? Yet it is what IContinue reading “My Prediction for General Election 2019”

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”