Subject: poverty in the uk

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Bringing a community closer together through planting trees

Bringing a community closer together through planting trees

Oxfam and our partner Eadha Enterprises have been working on the Communities Branching Out project in Scotland, which links climate change prevention with community development. We have been working...

Roma community clean up city streets as they integrate into Scottish society

At school in Slovakia, Marcela Adamova's pale skin and blue eyes qualified her for a seat at the front of the class with the white pupils - while Roma children were pushed to the back. Marcela...

Conspicuously poor

In a society in which we often judge each other by superficial appearances, it seems individuals are denied empathy or support as 'poor' if they are still able to take care of their appearance. ...

It's the inequality, stupid

We know so much about the growing inequality in the UK. We know that it is getting worse - in Scotland, for example, two fifths of the increase in income during the last decade has gone to...

The meaningless of fairness

I recently saw someone's new Facebook status reading: "Belinda is having a well-deserved glass of wine after a hard day's shopping. Thirsty work." This suggests to me how quickly...

Relative poverty in our absolutely unequal world

Every now and again I am told that there is no poverty in the UK. I am told, invariably by people who have not met any of the thirteen million individuals who live in poverty in the UK, that because...

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