Tag: Welfare State

Shocking similarity between UK poverty in 2018 and around 1900

by Pat Thane Surveying British history since 1900 for my new book Divided Kingdom. A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present, my most shocking discovery was that the...

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Workshop Report: The Language of Poverty

The word ‘poverty’ features heavily in the lexicon of British politics. The Prime Minister has proposed an “all-out assault on poverty,” Labour MPs and peers recently campaigned hard to...

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Minority Report

A landmark in English social thought Twentieth-century Britain saw two great periods of social reform, in the decades 1905- 14 and 1940-50, when intellectual and political leadership came together...

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