An ideological war, waged on the welfare state by the majority Conservative Party, has left millions of people hungry, cold and desperate.
This story starts for me on Strood high street, about four years ago. It was a cold, wet, windswept night, the kind that makes the perfect counterpoint to the kind of quiet desolation that permeates Medway’s neglected town centres.
And so the vast shadow of Eric Pickles finally fell upon the people of the river. No, his largeness didn’t decide to go for a stroll through All Saints churchyard […]