Benefits

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The English riots – Why do we make excuses for them?

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riots, riots, riots, excuses, excuses, excuses

After the riots, all we hear are excuses. In this excoriating attack against our excuse-culture, Christopher Wheeler tells us what really is wrong with our society.

The Riots in England last week were a disgrace and reflected badly on not just the image of the United Kingdom but also the society we live in.  However, we must forget that the looters and rioters involved were totally to blame for their actions and it is a sickening sight to see people trying to excuse the inexcusable. Continue reading

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Miliband and Cameron’s response to the London riots diverges

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Ed Miliband can capitalise on the riots

David Cameron has placed the Britain’s broken society back at the top of his agenda. The riots will now probably prove the defining point of this parliament. Will it be Cameron or Ed Miliband who capitalise on the violence that has swept the country? Harry Raffal enquires. 

In the fallout from the riots that rocked London and spread north through England, David Cameron has adopted a hard-line stance Continue reading

Just the two of us? Polygamy in the UK

Say no to polygamy

Polygamy is harmful to women as well as society

It is a little known fact that, while technically illegal in Britain, bigamous and polygamous marriages exist. State benefits make provisions for those in bigamous and polygamous marriages. If we continue to make concessions to other cultures’ illegal marital practices, there will be unintended consequences for our society that even liberals and cultural relatives will not enjoy. Olivia Jackson investigates. Continue reading

Housing benefits: social cleansing or social engineering?

Council Houses

Council Houses

Social housing costs £15 billion a year. The governments cap on benefits will still provide enough rent to afford suitably sized accommodation. When a lot of this money goes towards socially engineering entire communities, a rethink about social housing is deserved, writes David Vaiani.

Last week the government’s housing benefits cuts were challenged in the High Court. Lawyers representing the Child Continue reading

Archbishop Rowan Williams: The Church Militant

Archibishop Rowan Williams

Archibishop Rowan Williams

Archbishop Rowan Williams has not been shy about brandishing his socialist credentials in the press on on the radio. The Church is unlikely to rediscover its purpose and mission with uncomprehending people such as the Archbishop at the helm, writes Charles Brickdale.

The Daily Telegraph recently published a revealing photograph from 1992 of the present Archbishop of Canterbury. It shows the then Bishop of Monmouth, heavily cassocked against the rain, in conversation with a fellow cleric. Both priests are taking a break Continue reading

Hartz Concept and the German Social System

Hartz IV

Hartz IV is Germany’s divisive welfare programme. It involved the consolidation of unemployment and welfare benefits. Some argued the new singular benefit was too low. However, the programme still encourages people to live off benefits when they are able to work. What with bailing out Greece, can the Germans also sustain its current benefits system, asks Helena Miteyko.

The Hartz concept is a term for the Commission’s proposals “Modern Services in the labour market” which was held in Continue reading

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