“Bring back National Service” says man far too old to be affected

April 28, 2020

Historian Sir Hew Strachan has called for National Service to be re-introduced in a special MoD Commissioned Report. The professor argues that reintroducing National Service will provide a much-needed connection between the military and the general public, especially as he is now too old to be considered himself and has enjoyed an entire adult life without fear of being conscripted.

Self-employed urged by Government to watch I, Daniel Blake, as a COVID-19 Universal Credit education film

Self-employed urged by Government to watch “I, Daniel Blake”, as a COVID-19 Universal Credit education film.

March 24, 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced “unprecedented” package of measures that would see companies receive grants to pay their PAYE workers 80% of their salaries However for the self-employed and those not covered by the package, the Government has advised the watching of the 2016 Ken Loach movie “I, Daniel Blake” to familiarise those wishing to take advantage of more generous Universal Credit qualifications and other state benefit packages.


“Coronavirus Debt Sets You Free” says Iain Duncan Smith

March 19, 2020

Iain Duncan Smith has rejected suggestions that workers should be given a universal basic income during the coronavirus pandemic. And in justifying his decision, IDS has suggested that not enough people in this country have experienced the joyous freedom that crippling debt can bring the individual.