Posts by Christine Berry

Christine Berry, Doctoral Researcher, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

USS is the tip of the iceberg – our pensions system is a hot mess

The universities pension strike is a sign of the quiet crisis brewing in the UK pensions system This week, university staff have been on strike against devastating changes to their pensions, braving the freezing weather to stand on picket lines waving placards with brilliantly dweeby slogans (personal faves: “Geertz ya dirty hands off our pensions” and “The provost is an … Continue reading

2 March 2018 by Christine Berry
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The making of a movement: who’s shaping Corbynism?

No leader, no ideology can come to power — and stay in power — alone. Who are the key thinkers, organisers and behind-the-scenes players shaping Corbynism, what does its future hold, and what does this mean for civil society? Thinking too hard about British politics at the moment is liable to induce a serious case of political whiplash. After Jeremy … Continue reading

18 December 2017 by Christine Berry
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