Weakened through years of underfunding, the Welfare State faced the prospect of outright abolition.
The Beveridge Report, published in 1942, proposed the establishment of a comprehensive welfare state.
In the name of ' modernisation ' the neo-liberal ideologues want to take us back to a milieu that pre-dates the welfare state.
The worldwide problem of the welfare state is mainly due to retirement ages not being raised in line with increased longevity.
Yet the defense of the welfare state in the face of the new immigration has revealed an undercurrent of racism.