In a country as wealthy as Britain, why are so many living without the basic necessities of shelter, food and internet access?
The fight for essentials and desirables to be provided free of charge is one as old as society itself
Insecurity may be considered a creative motivator in the land of plenty, but in the normal world it is the root of disintegration.
A state service provision could help our society cope with a changing job market. And best of all: it could be fiscally neutral
Millions in the UK are in low-paid or insecure jobs
Experts at UCL say free services ‘more effective and politically attainable’ than redistributive payments
The left has spent years focusing primarily on opposition: resistance to spending cuts, punitive welfare changes and the erosion of employment rights. Now, with Labour tantalisingly close to power, we have, at last, a chance to imagine something better.