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Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:00

Cover-up won't wash

David Cameron's refusal to order a full independent public inquiry into the conspiracy surrounding the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane in Belfast in 1989 is inexcusable and must be reversed.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:00

Privatisation has failed

Christmas 2012 will be a miserable time for many families in Britain because of the government programme of cutting workers' pay, pensions, benefits and essential services.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00

Cancer cuts smuggled in

There's a clear message being sent to NHS patients and it's that whatever else you go down with, don't cop for cancer.
Monday, 10 December 2012 00:00

Heads in the sand over rail

Rail unions understand what caused the West Coast Main Line £100 million franchise cock-up. People working on the system can see clearly what's wrong. Rail users know just what the problem is.
Monday, 10 December 2012 00:00

Bring an end to royal hysteria

Jacintha Saldanha's death is a tragedy for her partner, her children, her wider family and friends, but it should also give our society a jolt of reality.
Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00

Plumbing new depths

George Osborne can spout all the figures he likes about the wealthy being made to pay their fair share, but no-one can take his words seriously.
Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Out of step with reality

Former Australian jungle resident Nadine Dorries may have an unpleasant obsession with restricting women's rights to control their own fertility, but she was spot on in her characterisation of the Tory Party leadership.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:00

Shred the free market dogma

We hear a lot about red tape and bureaucracy from Tory types, often when it comes to laws that save people's lives.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 00:00

Only boycotts will work

William Hague's denial of Israel media reports that our government plans to recall its ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israel's colonisation plans is the wrong message to send.
Monday, 03 December 2012 00:00

Osborne takes us for mugs

George Osborne was forced to admit today that his grandiose plans to slash the national debt by 2015 were in chaos.
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

A block to building peace

Binyamin Netanyahu's response to the overwhelming UN general assembly vote to recognise Palestine as a non-member state could have been written by Lewis Carroll.
Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

Lip service to diversity

Once David Cameron and Nick Clegg announced that they would take the unprecedented step of making separate statements from the despatch box on the Leveson report, the Prime Minister's hostility to its key recommendation was an open secret.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 00:00

A shameful stance to take

William Hague's decision to abstain in the UN general assembly vote on recognition of Palestine as a "non-member observer state" unless the Palestinian Authority accepts Israel's demand for "unconditional negotiations" is shameful.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:00

Don't fall for Ukip spiel

Michael Fabricant's unsuccessful attempt to persuade David Cameron to stitch up an election deal with Ukip illustrates two basic but generally unacknowledged facts.
Monday, 26 November 2012 00:00

Don't cry for EU failings

Nobody need weep tears over the collapse of the European Union summit. Member state heads of government will soon meet again and cobble together a compromise EU budget for 2014-20.
Saturday, 24 November 2012 00:00

There's patriots and then Tories

Indian firm Tata's decision to wield the axe with the loss of 900 jobs is just the latest in a long line of body blows to British industry.
Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00

Osborne's busted flush

October's public-sector borrowing figures provide an eloquent illustration that George Osborne's economic model for reducing the national deficit is a busted flush.
Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00

What is Virgin playing at?

Virgin Media has effectively rigged its staff referendum on trade union recognition, but there will be no retribution from government or courts.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 00:00

Imperialist meddling

Neither William Hague nor any other member of Britain's misbegotten conservative coalition government is the best person to judge which body is the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

Same old nasty party

David Cameron's speech to the CBI conference bore all the hallmarks of a golf club 19th hole serial bore.
Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

One-sided view of reality

Foreign Secretary William Hague's warning that Tel Aviv risks losing international sympathy if it launches a ground invasion of Gaza ignores the reality that the world is not sympathetic to apartheid Israel.
Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:00

The people have voted - with their feet

Even now Home Secretary Theresa May insists that commissioners have a mandate to act as the "voice of the people" no matter how many of them have taken part in the elections.
Friday, 16 November 2012 00:00

Netanyahu's familiar farce

Another Israeli election looms and, almost inevitably, the Benjamin Netanyahu government assassinates a Palestinian leader and unleashes a deadly bombardment of Gaza, slaughtering non-combatants including children.
Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00

US policy on Cuba is futile

Washington has developed a habit in recent years of designating itself, its Nato allies and assorted hangers-on as "the international community."
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Bloody Blair cannot hide

He can run, but he can't hide. Tony Blair may be trying to reinvent himself as a distinguished elder statesman and globetrotting speechmaker-for-hire but wherever he travels he is stalked by the spectres of a million Iraqi dead.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00

The academies delusion

Teachers' union NUT leader Christine Blower has hit the nail on the head with her charge that the Tories and Liberal Democrats are hell-bent on privatising our education system.
Monday, 12 November 2012 00:00

Stepping away from jingoism

Sunderland footballer James McClean's decision not to wear kit featuring a red poppy in Saturday's game at Everton has whipped up a Twitter storm.
Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:00

Don't fall for bogus Reform

The government is once more playing a double game over the question of regional pay in the public services in general and the NHS in particular.
Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00

A cynical relationship

David Cameron has shown through his arms-trafficking trip to some of the vilest despots in the Arab Gulf that human rights form no part of his marketing patter.
Thursday, 08 November 2012 00:00

Lessons from Obama's win

What a difference a period of four years makes. Barack Obama's initial presidential victory in 2008 sparked hope and expectation across the globe.
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