Q & A with Bob Holman: Leading by example in the fight against inequality

This article was first published on June 5th 2014 and is re-published here in New Start’s Glasgow edition to commemorate the life of Bob Holman, who died on 15th June 2016 —————————————————————————— Bob Holman gave up an affluent lifestyle to live and work alongside the disadvantaged of British society. Since the 1980s he has lived in Easterhouse in Glasgow, where he co-founded a neighbourhood charity, Fare. He was interviewed by New Start in 2014. Q: You’ve said that these are dark days for the UK. Why do you think so? A: I’ve lived in deprived areas for nearly 40 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen poverty or inequality as bad as it is now. And it’s made even worse by this whipping up of feeling against the poor. Most poor people are now in work. I have a friend who’s 59 and has always worked. He’s been on … (To read more, subscribe below)

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Clare Goff

Clare Goff

Clare Goff is editor of New Start magazine

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