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Saturday, 21 July 2012 00:00

The worst is yet to come

George Osborne has constantly justified his austerity programme on backing received from international financial agencies, but the honeymoon is over.
Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Remploy staff real heroes

Remploy workers are setting an example to the labour movement in refusing to accept their fate of being dumped on the dole by this heartless conservative coalition.
Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:00

Stand by the Annan plan

The killing of Defence Minister Dawoud Rajha and his deputy General Assef Shawkat in a bombing at the National Security building in Damascus confirms the seriousness of the Syrian situation.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00

Playing God with lives

Schools that refuse to take part in HPV vaccination programmes against cervical cancer and keep local GPs in the dark are gambling with the lives of teenage girls denied this vital vaccine.
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:00

Rail plan no real solution

When governments are under pressure they tend to issue eye-catching press releases even if there's nothing particularly new in them.
Monday, 16 July 2012 00:00

Gala a lesson for Labour

Few groups of workers have been as single-minded in their efforts to secure a Labour government than the Durham miners and their annual celebration at the weekend reaffirmed this goal.
Saturday, 14 July 2012 00:00

All a question of class

Tory central office is clearly worried that Ed Miliband is to address tomorrow's Durham Miners' Gala as the first Labour leader to do so in over two decades.
Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00

Trust's debts down to PFI

Government has a responsibility to bail out the South London NHS Healthcare Trust because the trust's debts have been largely caused by the policies of successive governments.
Thursday, 12 July 2012 00:00

Harsh reality for Lib Dems

Pucker up and dim the lights. It's time for Nick Clegg to teach us all to whistle in the dark after Tuesday night's "huge triumph" for the Liberal Democrats.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:00

Miliband's dreary rehash

It's more than a little sad to see the Labour Party getting its knickers in a twist over whether the dismal George Osborne should or should not apologise to Ed Balls over attempting to involve him in the Libor scandal.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 00:00

Shoddy half measures

Hapless Nick Clegg may be in danger of another kick in the teeth from the Tories tomorrow evening as the possibility looms of defeat in the vote on the coalition's timetable for its House of Lords reform Bill.
Monday, 09 July 2012 00:00

You cannot be serious, Eds

Perhaps it's the effect of two weeks of Wimbledon, but the most appropriate rejoinder to the two Eds' comments on the banks must be that associated specially with former world tennis number one John McEnroe.
Saturday, 07 July 2012 00:00

No reason to delay inquiry

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson's demand that any police inquiry into the Bloody Sunday army massacre in Derry must include investigation of his deputy Martin McGuinness's role is par for the course.
Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

Wrong-headed over rail

The Commons public accounts committee draws the wrong conclusions from the saddling of taxpayers with £4.8 billion of debt over the HS1 Channel Tunnel rail link.
Thursday, 05 July 2012 00:00

Health cuts unnecessary

The Institute for Fiscal Studies report on health spending goes to the heart of coalition government priorities and poses a dilemma for everyone who depends on the NHS in England.
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Call time on the bankers

Bob Diamond's testimony to the Treasury select committee tomorrow may shed light on why he chucked in the towel at Barclays after digging in his heels.
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 00:00

Left must lead anti-EU fight

Liam Fox felt obliged to deny that his speech to the Taxpayers Alliance on the need for a referendum on EU membership was an attempt to mount a political comeback.
Monday, 02 July 2012 00:00

Rail parasites back for more

It's become one of clearest rip-offs among all the cons that Thatcher and her cronies performed on behalf of their big business backers.
Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:00

A pact of two parasites

The European Union took another step along the road to a capitalist united states of Europe at the eurozone summit in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

Chickens are home to roost

The news that Britain's double-dip recession is deeper than the provisional figures first indicated is not really news at all.
Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:00

Redressing the balance

The right-wing press always points the rifle at workers who reserve the right to withdraw their labour to achieve respectful treatment and pay.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:00

The great PFI con-trick

Disaster was inevitable the minute pen touched paper on the first PFI deal, way back under John Major in 1992. The miracle is that it has taken this long.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:00

Solidarity is what's needed

Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood may have achieved office in Egypt, but they are not yet in power.
Monday, 25 June 2012 00:00

Deeper into the gutter

We have been warned. Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Tories will abolish housing benefit for under-25s if they win an overall majority at the next general election.
Saturday, 23 June 2012 00:00

Immigrants not to blame

Ed Miliband insists he wants a "sophisticated" discussion about immigration, moving beyond questions about overall numbers to considering the impact on people's daily lives.
Saturday, 23 June 2012 00:00

The Logic Behind the Chaos

by John Lister Health Secretary Andrew Lansley may have spoken out urging doctors not to stage their industrial action against the great pensions rip-off, but secretly he will be delighted to see press attention diverted away from the mounting chaos across the NHS.
Saturday, 23 June 2012 00:00

Progress: a party within a party

by John Haylett "They don't like it up 'em, sir," as Corporal Jones used to say of his trusty bayonet with regard to various military adversaries.
Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

Sharp end of the crisis

For those people who prayed for a victory for the right in Greece's elections, it's certain to be a fairly disappointing future.
Thursday, 21 June 2012 00:00

Doctors right to walk out

Foreign Secretary William Hague cannot seriously expect his last-minute "appeal" to family doctors not to strike tomorrow to have any weight.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:00

Recompense long overdue

David Cameron's willingness to donate a book to a parliamentary fund-raising event to help Vietnamese victims of the US defoliant Agent Orange is an indicator of improved British-Vietnamese relations.
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