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Mind the (income) gap

As a country, we are facing an increasing gap – not just between rich and poor – but between rich people and the average worker. Continue reading

Learning from history: the Tolpuddle martyrs

In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle in Dorset was hard and getting worse. Agricultural labourers could not bear more cuts to their pay.

In 1834, farm workers took an oath of solidarity and formed a trade union. This was then a crime.
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