Jeremy Corbyn to top leadership poll? His opponents should stop panicking and up their game

The panic among some Labour people on social media after two private polls suggested that Jeremy Corbyn will top the Labour leadership poll has been wondrous to behold.  Time to get some perspective. First, the electoral system means that Jeremy Corbyn will only win if he gets something approaching 50% of the first preference vote […]

Tea Party at the DWP: why the Coalition is desperate to redefine child poverty

The DWP has recently consulted on changing the way in which child poverty is defined, seeking – quite consciously – to broaden the definition away from that of relative poverty.  It’s a move that has attracted controversy among those working in the field, who argue that it is right to consider factors other than income […]