Universality was the founding principle of the welfare state and must underpin our country’s approach to the coronavirus crisis and its economic aftermath: providing help to all who need it to get the country back on its feet.
Small businesses are being hit hard by Coronavirus. We should do more to support them – In My View (Column for South London Press)
Allowing small businesses to go bust isn’t just bad policy, risking a deeper recession and job losses, it’s also a hammer blow to communities. That makes it all the more important for the Government to learn from mistakes so far and get its second round of support right.
Big business needs to stop taking big liberties and being a big employer needs to come with some big responsibilities.
The coronavirus will change the world as we know it. Every nation has had to re-evaluate themselves and their priorities and when it is over, every nation’s standing in the world will be re-evaluated for them. None more so than Britain.
Leaving people without the means to meet their basic needs isn’t just a human tragedy during a global pandemic – it’s also a public health issue. It’s more important than ever that Labour stands against the hostile environment.
My column in South London Press on the Government’s continuation of the Hostile Environment.