Christian Guy

The Changing Face Of The UK High Street

Britain’s banks fail the poor

28 July 2014 11:36

Britain’s banks aren’t working for the poor. We, the better off, might moan when our internet banking crashes or in-branch…

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Forget zombies – the Queen is fighting slavery

4 June 2014 9:29

Two years ago a well-known MP told me that the Centre for Social Justice was wasting our time chasing political…

Justice at last? (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty)

Justice for the cockle pickers would be a new Modern Slavery Bill

5 February 2014 18:21

Ten years ago the sands of Morecambe Bay were stained by modern slavery.  The death of 23 terrified Chinese cockle…

The 'cap' on AME spending is a bold move, albeit one that might imperil other parts of the government's agenda.

Wriggle room welfare – 6 AME ‘cap’ observations

27 June 2013 15:53

The savings-hungry government has set its sights on welfare-related Annually Managed Expenditure (AME). At £183bn a year – it’s over…

Are children growing up in poverty in spite of the welfare state - or because of it? Photo: Getty Images

Why church leaders are wrong to attack welfare cuts

31 March 2013 17:00

Another day, another welfare row. The practical outworking of the Government’s most controversial idea – that people on welfare should…

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Modern slavery: it happens here

11 March 2013 10:01

Slowly but surely, British court cases are revealing a once great nation of abolitionists to be a shadow of its…

Care of the elderly

Social care reforms: clever politics, bad government

11 February 2013 10:14

Judge a Government on its priorities.  And then its priorities within priorities.  Amidst the clamour for rapid and credible deficit…


Saving the children? Another child poverty report misses the bigger picture

5 September 2012 21:06

Yesterday’s reshuffle isn’t the only story in town. Save the Children, a global charity, has today started to fundraise for…