The PowerPoint presentations of our “Social death - the impact of austerity and poverty” seminar on 1st May

3 May 2019

The seminar in the Houses of Parliament on the 1st May 2019 was chaired by Debbie Abrahams MP the Chair of APPG on Health in all Policies

We have now run four seminars – on land, housing, health inequality and social death respectively – with speakers providing the highest-quality information available in the UK.

Land is the connecting link. It is a gift of nature intended for the provision of shelter, food, fuel, water, clothes, health and wellbeing for  ALL.

With the young climate protesters, we say, ‘There is no planet B.’

Dr Faiza Shaheen spoke about the gender, racial and class impacts of austerity and poverty. 

You can listen to it all on the video

  • 21:44    Chris Grover, "understanding austerity as structural violence and social murder" 
  • 36:57    Faiza Shaheen, the race, class and gender impacts .  
  • 48:38    David Taylor-Robinson from the University of Liverpool."Child health unraveling in the UK"
  • 1:07:42 Danny Dorling, "Beyond reasonable doubt - the deaths and the blame"


The PowerPoint presentations 


Professor Danny Dorling - 

"Beyond reasonable doubt - the deaths and the blame". 


Dr Chris Grover - 

"Understanding austerity as structural violence and social murder". 


Professor David Taylor-Robinson 

"Child health unravelling in the UK"


The good health and wellbeing of every UK citizen in or out of work must now become a national priority

A decent social security system, built on moral principles shown on the Fabian Society website, would allow people to flourish and reverse the current structural violence and social murder. 

There are moral principles honoured for millennia which have been adopted by both religious and secular leaders. Peace, shalom and salaam have the same root. 

Martin Luther King believed

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”

Einstein wrote

“Peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice, of law, of order — in short, of government,” .

United Nations

*Peace means dignity, well-being for all, not just absence of war"


The prayer said at start of the seminar for the families of people who have died after a benefit sanction can be found here.

Rev Paul Nicolson



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