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Iain Duncan Smith has suggested being on benefits is a form of slavery and he is like abolitionist William Wilberforce through his introduction of welfare reforms. The Work and Pensions Secretary made the comparison in a speech to the Centre for
It was despicable, if unsurprising, to watch a cabinet minister smearing a young woman who'd been volunteering in her preferred career field...Makes you think.) But such rhetoric is indicative of Duncan Smith's modus operandi: policy by soundbite. To
First hearing I don't often agree with a Cabinet Minister who is over-stating to make a political point, even rarer when it's Iain Duncan Smith. But in his heavy-handed attack on Cait Reilly this weekend, he had a point...Reilly is the geology
In praise of Cait Reilly Every new benefit rule is justified by the cliche about forcing claimants to 'play by the rules'. It would take a real Scrooge to accuse Cait Reilly of not doing so Editorial Every new benefit rule is justified by the cliche
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Lib-Dem coalition government suffered an embarrassing setback Tuesday, as an appellate court ruled that elements of its back-to-work graduate program violates international anti-slavery regulations.
Back-to-work scheme breached laws, says Court of Appeal Miss Reilly said she was told she had to work for free at a Poundland store stacking shelves A university graduate has won a legal challenge on appeal, claiming that a government scheme forces
David Sillitoe for the Guardian The court of appeal will on Tuesday judge whether government employment schemes constitute forced labour and if tens of thousands of unemployed people will still be entitled to compensation after being wrongly
The government is subsidising free labour.' Photograph: Fabio De Paola Cait Reilly has just finished her shift in the local Morrisons and is still wearing her dark green uniform when she arrives for our meeting on a chilly day in Birmingham.
A few years ago, one of my children got an internship working for a national newspaper. This was a fantastic opportunity to do interesting work in a top-level professional environment, but it was, of course, unpaid...Since I am a freelance journalist,
It came after a jobless girl won a judicial review of a threat to take her dole away if she refuses to complete a work placement. Graduate Cait Reilly was sent to stack shelves for two weeks at Poundland to teach her the work ethic. But she claimed