Housing is the next target in David Cameron’s dismantling of the welfare state

Before he was elected, David Cameron had Harold Macmillan’s picture on his desk to show he, too, was a one-nation, noblesse oblige, postwar consensus sort of politician – part of his “big society” disguise. But how misleading to choose Macmillan – who, appalled by what he’d seen of the great depression while MP for Stockton-on-Tees,… [Continue Reading]

Scottish Lib Dem conference: Willie Rennie says ‘bedroom tax should go’

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said controversial welfare changes aimed at cutting under-occupancy in social housing should be scrapped. Speaking to the BBC at the start of the party’s annual conference in Aberdeen, Mr Rennie said the policy was not working as intended. “The bedroom tax is tough, I am not a fan… [Continue Reading]