STEPHEN TIMMS MP: The hardship inflicted by universal credit does not arise from its basic principles. Labour can turn this new system into a tool for fighting poverty.
STEPHEN BRADLEY: A new direction for Labour’s traditional Northern Irish allies the SDLP suggests Labour should consider fighting elections in the region again.
NICK SMITH MP: The government and key financial regulators need to do far more to protect people against rogue financial advice.
HELEN HAYES MP: A new planning bill could help end the housing crisis.
MARSHA DE CORDOVA MP: We must transform our social security system into one which enables disabled people to participate fully and equally in society.
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