Online debate about poverty in the UK
Oxfam UK has set up an excellent new blog designed to be the online space for discussion and debate on tackling poverty in the UK. Issues discussed range from labour rights to welfare reform and include the views of those who are experiencing poverty at firsthand.
One of the team behind the blog said: "there's no better time to launch a new online space for debate and discussion on tackling poverty in the UK. This really is a crucial time - the recession is hitting people hard (and poor people the hardest), but it's also a great opportunity to reshape society, in the UK and around the world, for the better. In a few weeks, our new policy paper will explore this argument in depth.
"As far as I know, nothing like this blog currently exists. There's nowhere online where people - journalists, politicians, NGOs, and most importantly, ordinary people - can share information and opinion on poverty in the UK. The internet is lauded (sometimes too enthusiastically) for it's democratising powers. Well the UK Poverty Post will be a real example of this. I'm pretty excited about it. Sally - an unemployed single mother of four - has an equal say to a politician, or an Oxfam policy officer."
To discuss poverty in the UK go to the UK Poverty Post and add your comments or submit a post.