Lee Williams

Lee Williams is a freelance journalist and writer. Catch him on Twitter @leeroy112 and at www.leewilliamsjournalism.com/

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Shine on: a ‘Liter of Light’ plastic bottle provides illumination in the Granizal area of Antioquia, Colombia

Liter of Light's solar-powered, DIY lamp made from a plastic bottle is transforming lives

The charity has pledged to create a million green, off-the-power-grid lights in 2015 using an ingenious design
David Cameron and Nigel Farage

30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now

Should we be scapegoating 'scrounging' foreigners? New figures on the number of Brits claiming benefits across the EU suggest otherwise

The Sun's 'Welfies' awards

After The Sun's disgusting 'scrounger' awards, it's time to recognise the biggest injustices of the benefits system

And the award for the most unqualified fitness-to-work assessor goes to...

A woman demonstrates in central London in October, against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The battle against TTIP is a battle for British democracy, and we must not stop fighting it

Imagine a future where corporations can sue governments if public policies damage their profits — if TTIP passes, you won't have to

Commuters wait for their train

Our rail system is broken, and nationalisation has already been proven to work — so what are we waiting for?

Train fares in the UK are some of the most expensive and inefficient in Europe, yet the Government doesn't seem to care

Left: A young homeless man, Right: Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, who is as wealthy as the bottom 10 per cent of Britons

I wish I was exaggerating, but it's true – 2014 has been a year of unprecedented inequality

There are now 13m people living below the poverty line in the UK

Mark Wood, 44, died of starvation after his benefits were cut to £40 a week

Benefit cuts are already being blamed for the deaths of many vulnerable people, but there could be 60 more that we never hear about

The Government are still weighing up whether their reviews into benefits-related deaths are in the "public interest"

Sorry, mate

It's official — benefits and high taxes make us all richer, while inequality takes a hammer to a country's growth

One of the most destructive Tory myths has finally been debunked

A general view of the chamber as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II addresses the House of Lords

If you want to see the gap between the House of Lords and reality for yourself, then just look at their champagne budget

While the rest of us face austerity, the Lords spends roughly £65,000 a year on champagne, and is refusing to drink anything cheaper

Dishing it out: the head chef in ‘Ratatouille’

French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence, bullying and sexual harassment in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a three-star Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links