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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 00:00

New labels, same old rot

David Cameron's ministerial shuffle signifies no recognition of the damage that government policies are doing to living standards.
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:00

Regional pay doesn't add up

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about right-wing think tank Policy Exchange is that it qualifies as an educational charity.
Monday, 03 September 2012 00:00

Enriched by war crimes

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's principled refusal to share a platform with war criminal Tony Blair is an emperor's new clothes moment.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

As low as you can get

Actor Ricky Tomlinson is never known to mince his words unnecessarily, so his reaction to Atos sponsorship of the Paralympics might well have been: "Friends of disabled people, my arse!"
Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00

Looking after their own

Public-service union Unison's examination of the impact of the government decision to stop council tax benefits lays bare the falsity of the conservative coalition's pledge to look after low-paid workers.
Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

A useful idiot to the last

Poor Nick Clegg.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:00

Israeli forces free to kill

Denying justice to the family of solidarity hero Rachel Corrie confirms that Israel's armed forces are free to murder with impunity.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:00

Shame of blacklists

The more light that Jim Sheridan and like-minded MPs shed on the ongoing scandal of blacklisting in industry the more likelihood there will be of consigning it to history.
Monday, 27 August 2012 00:00

Sabotage of exam results

It doesn't take a Hercule Poirot to discover what lies behind the GCSE exam results fiasco.
Saturday, 25 August 2012 00:00

Our unity lies in diversity

Hope Not Hate director Nick Lowles is correct to note that Britain is not immune to the type of terrorist attacks inflicted a year ago on Norway.
Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Nadir gets off lightly

Asil Nadir and his hangers-on are whingeing, but to be sentenced to just five years in jail, with five on probation, after nicking nearly £29 million and going on the run for 17 years should be regarded as a result.
Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:00

EU no friend to Greece

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras cobbled together a coalition headed by his conservative New Democracy party in June, claiming that he would renegotiate the terms of the financial loan imposed on his country.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

No answer to NHS funding

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's plan to encourage NHS hospitals in England to set up profit-making branches abroad is not an alternative form of funding for our health service.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:00

A recipe for ghettoisation

Tories are obsessed with council housing - not searching for ways to improve it but on the constant lookout to run it down.
Monday, 20 August 2012 00:00

Hard questions for SA police

There can never be justification for a massacre of striking workers and it is essential that the committee of inquiry set up by Jacob Zuma to examine the tragic events at Marikana makes this a central conclusion.
Saturday, 18 August 2012 00:00

A widening credibility gap

The Department for Education would have us believe, despite abundant evidence to the contrary, that "extremely strict rules on playing fields will stay firmly in place."
Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Ecuador had no choice

Ecuador's decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange was the only one possible in the circumstances.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:00

No hope from Olympic blip

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith must think we came up the Thames on a bike if he expects us to take seriously his comments on the latest jobless figures.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00

Vindictive tax on rail users

Anger over the government decision to allow private train-operating companies to push fares through the roof should give way to determination to force its cancellation.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:00

The system has failed

Britain's labour movement doesn't really need an orthodox economist such as Adam Posen to convince workers that government economic policy is on the wrong lines.
Monday, 13 August 2012 00:00

A licence to print money

No tears should be shed for Richard Branson or the Virgin Trains company, which is 49 per cent owned by Stagecoach, for losing its West Coast rail franchise.
Saturday, 11 August 2012 00:00

Capitalism is the food crisis

David Cameron's summit of world leaders on world hunger taking place on Sunday is a gesture that is likely to be without substance.
Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Case of shabby manoeuvring

Scottish National Party rejection of the deployment of weapons of mass destruction in Scotland will be in jeopardy if the leadership succeeds in overturning historic SNP opposition to Nato.
Thursday, 09 August 2012 00:00

Johnson in for Cameron?

Few people could take issue with Boris Johnson's self-description as a "prat," but that doesn't rule him out as a future Tory Party leader.
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00

Sport's world of privilege

No-one should be surprised by the revelation that Education Secretary Michael Gove has authorised the flogging off of 21 state school playing fields during his two years of office.
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:00

Divide and rule policy

Even a "partial victory" in court can have far-reaching consequences, as exemplified by the High Court judgement on the cases brought by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson.
Monday, 06 August 2012 00:00

Where the real greed lies

One year on from the riots that swept England's cities last August we're told by Eric Pickles that the Tories are going to adopt a harder line and that the main problems then were not enough police and people swept up in "straightforward greed."
Saturday, 04 August 2012 00:00

Sport must be for all

Class-conscious Morning Star sports fans might breathe a sigh of relief now that athletics have entered the Olympic arena.
Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Assault on the vulnerable

Tory cuts kill. It's a stark truth proved by the shocking case of Christine and Clive Arnold, who are living under the shadow of a benefit cut that threatens their home, Christine's health - and even her life.
Thursday, 02 August 2012 00:00

A tale of two Cities

What a contrast in news for the City of London and the Place de Paris today.
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