• Archive: Big Society?

The Invisible People

Aug 12

There is a fashion at the moment for videoing yourself doing unusual things and uploading it to youtube. They are everywhere but Upworthy share these types of video at an almost hourly rate. Often they highlight issues within our society that should cause us great shame like the plight of the poor or homeless. Here

Wealth and Poverty

Feb 13

Last week I blogged about the growing gap between the rich and the poor. I also mentioned that wealth is only wealth if it is compared to poverty. If we are all millionaires, a million quid isn’t worth anything. This article brings home a terrifying statistic. A new report from Oxfam on Monday. It warned

The Big Benefits Row

Feb 6

I’m always cutting edge and up to date, never several days behind.  No no no. I recorded The Big Benefits Row the other night because I’d had a bad day.  A well informed individual from the local area was using Facebook to inform everyone that Foodbanks were just a way for “trendy, dogooder, left wing,

Silent Night

Dec 14

I spotted this guy outside Covent Garden begging/busking.  He’s found a traffic cone and he is playing all of the Christmas Classics on it.  He was very good. Of course this photo doesn’t exist because we don’t have any poor people in the UK.