Manufacturing Ignorance: the Centre for Social Justice and Welfare Reform in Britain


The dramatic scenes in English cities last August of burning buildings, bands of hooded and masked youths pillaging stores, and thousands of police patrolling major streets in riot gear were bound to trigger rash statements and knee-jerk reactions.  Set against … Continue reading →

Benefits can do more harm than good for child poverty because parents ‘will only spend them on drugs or gambling’

On the attack: Iain Duncan Smith says poor families would not necessarily be helped if they are given more money

Higher benefits for poor families could do more harm than good, Iain Duncan Smith claimed last night, as feckless parents will only spend the extra money on themselves. In an attack on Labour’s child poverty targets, the Work and Pensions … Continue reading →