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Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00

Occupation must end now

The two latest deaths of British occupation forces in Afghanistan are tragedies for their families and badges of shame for the politicians who sent them.
Thursday, 25 October 2012 00:00

Thinking the unspeakable

It may be tempting to dismiss claptrap emanating from the mouth of a "crossbencher" member of the House of the Lords as the mental meanderings of a maverick.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

WWI a futile waste of life

David Cameron's decision to splurge £50 million on celebrating the centenary of the start of World War I indicates what a waste of money his expensive private education was.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 00:00

Truth must be brought out

If people get together to fabricate evidence against other people, they deserve to be investigated for a variety of crimes from perjury to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Monday, 22 October 2012 00:00

Still a big task ahead

It was a heavy blow to an already reeling government. A hundred thousand marchers thronging the streets of London plus thousands more in Glasgow and Belfast.
Saturday, 20 October 2012 00:00

Marching for real change

David Cameron entertained his backbenchers this week - it doesn't take much - by ridiculing Ed Miliband's decision to speak at today's A Future that Works protest in London.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:00

Give us back our railways

John Major's Tory government in the 1990s bears the eternal shame for bringing in the dog's breakfast of rail privatisation - but every subsequent government is culpable for not clearing up the mess.
Saturday, 13 October 2012 00:00

Privatisation's 'success' story

The average householder could write out the justification for price rises by British Gas and other members of the big six that dominate energy provision without even stopping to think.
Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00

PM's war on public sector

David Cameron's touchy-feely, "the Tory Party is for everyone" performance at his party's annual jamboree in Birmingham was never very convincing.
Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00

Break the voodoo curse

David Cameron and his voodoo economics Chancellor are so obsessed with Plan A that they cannot envisage an alternative even when the IMF high priests of neoliberalism have spotted that it's not working.
Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00

Our shameful role in torture

Former Labour minister Jack Straw is currently touting his autobiography Last Man Standing round the media, but he doesn't mention rendition of opposition activists to Libya.
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 00:00

Venezuelans have spoken

Venezuela's people have spoken out. They want the Bolivarian revolution to continue. They don't want a return to rule by big business.
Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00

Lapdogs for Looters Inc

Energy regulator Ofgem is warning of the risk of large-scale power cuts by 2015 as Britain's spare capacity for electricity generation is cut from 14 to 4 per cent.
Saturday, 06 October 2012 00:00

Well past time to apologise

The High Court decision to allow three elderly Kenyan victims of torture by British colonial forces to pursue compensation claims against the government is important on a number of levels.
Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00

Resolution not escalation

Turkey's shelling of targets in Syria in response to the killing of five of its citizens by incoming mortar fire onto the border town of Akcakale poses a danger of regional military escalation.
Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:00

End the great railway scam

Tory Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announces blithely that the West Coast main line franchise cock-up has cost taxpayers at least £40 million.
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 00:00

Skating over the real issues

Ed Miliband's "this is who I am" conference speech was trailed for long enough, giving the Tories and their media apologists the opportunity to get their retaliation in first.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 00:00

Wrong target, Mr Miliband

At last Ed Miliband has delivered a really telling salvo in the class war started by the Con-Dem government. Unfortunately, it's aimed at his own foot.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 00:00

Time to ditch the orthodoxy

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls appears to revel in his self-image of the Labour leader who stands up to the demands of trade unionists.
Saturday, 29 September 2012 00:00

No excuse for G4S bunglers

The two resignations at bungling security company G4S indicate that the buck doesn't stop with the person in charge these days but with easily disposable subordinates.
Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00

Time to get on the front foot

Greek workers have shown once more in their hugely successful general strike that they will not surrender to the austerity agenda demanded by the European Central Bank-EU commission-IMF troika and imposed by a conservative-led coalition.
Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00

No time for complacency

Paul Kenny's recommendation that Labour should reconnect with the working class by campaigning on key issues such as jobs, pay and public services is good advice.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Steeped in cynicism

The Liberal Democrat conference oozes unreality as Nick Clegg and his fellow Orange Book neoliberal zealots put on their radical suits for one week only before returning to coalition business as normal.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Hollow claims from Cable

Vince Cable has a justified reputation for political repartee and he indulged himself by teasing Tory MPs for voting him the minister they would most like to see sacked and styling himself a "mere pleb."
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

A Bill to kill off justice

Britain's political establishment is united in support of the Justice and Security Bill, backing the need for secret trials in the name of "national security."
Saturday, 22 September 2012 00:00

A Tory loose cannon

Tory Party chief whip Andrew Mitchell may be the subject of a conspiracy between the Sun and the Police Federation or simply the victim of his words being misheard.
Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00

Squeezed by the spivs

Labour MP Jim Sheridan's anger at the £46 million record annual profits enjoyed by Wonga.com - the purveyor of usurious payday loans - will deepen through awareness of the kind of people to benefit from this windfall.
Thursday, 20 September 2012 00:00

An ill wind for the NHS

The Audit Commission report revealing that the number of NHS trusts and foundation trusts in deficit has increased from 13 to 31 in a year does not bode well for our health service.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Stealing from the poorest

They've stolen our schools, our hospitals and our public services.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:00

A product of inbred hatred

Con-Dem Cameron's callous Tories have been true to form all along with their relentless assault on one of the fundamentals of modern human life - a roof over our head.
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