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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 00:00

A celebration of inequality

Sometimes it's really difficult to penetrate the thought processes of the British Establishment.
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 00:00

A policy of interference

There have always been questions over just how much the supposedly spontaneous Arab Spring was influenced by external forces.
Monday, 04 June 2012 00:00

What planet is Miliband on?

In the most grovelling obeisance to the monarchy imaginable, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband damn nearly gushed himself to death at the weekend.
Saturday, 02 June 2012 00:00

Remploy staff inspire us all

Remploy workers rallied with heads held high in Cardiff on Friday in a public event that is far closer to people's current concerns across Britain than the one the Establishment and its media flunkies will hype up this weekend around royal limpet Ms Windsor.
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Irish lessons for Europe

Irish voters went to the polls on Thursday in Europe's only democratic ballot on the European Union fiscal treaty.
Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:00

Bottom marks for Wilshaw

There's something faintly comical about shiny new Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw - unless you're a teacher, of course.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:00

Rubbing our noses in it

Snatching a few minutes out of his doze in the sun during the cricket at Trent Bridge, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has seen fit to spend a little time insulting his opponents.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:00

Shove off into a corner

It's been a bit of a heavy month so far, so we ask readers' tolerance to indulge in a bit of knockabout fun today.
Monday, 28 May 2012 00:00

Cool heads are needed

Western voices have been swift to threaten measures that will escalate the conflict in Syria to the cost of the Syrian people.
Saturday, 26 May 2012 00:00

Pitfalls of independence

There are many good reasons for the people of Scotland to vote Yes to independence in the referendum scheduled for 2014.
Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Con-Dem tax lunacy

It has to be admitted that, for reasons that we won't go into here, Margaret Hodge has never been one of this paper's favourite Labour MPs.
Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Face the music, Mr Alexander

Whenever there's a change of government, there is a long lead time during which the new government blames problems on its legacy from the previous one.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:00

Time to ask serious questions

It seems that the Tories are taking the opinion polls very seriously indeed, if their latest manoeuvre is anything to go by.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 00:00

Stop lecturing the Greeks

Prime Minister David Cameron has never been short of bare-faced cheek.
Monday, 21 May 2012 00:00

Ghouls get their way

British politicians who demanded that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi die more quickly to fall in line with Scottish doctors' assessment of his life expectancy can finally relax.
Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:00

Heads we lose tails they win

The credit rating agencies are at it again, with Moody's downgrading the credit of 16 Spanish banks - and adding Santander UK to the list just to be even-handed.
Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00

PM fostering false belief

Everything in Britain's economic garden would be coming up roses but for the eurozone causing problems, says David Cameron.
Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Free care at point of need

There's a clear message from the Labour Party's research into care of the disabled and the elderly and it's don't move to Brighton and Hove.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:00

The nature of the beast

As new Socialist President Francois Hollande advances up the Champs Elysees and the Greek fight against austerity continues it's tempting to hope for better things.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:00

Right has lost the argument

It is becoming increasingly clear that the parties of capitalism are losing the political argument for their so-called "austerity" programmes.
Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

NHS nursing on the brink

It probably won't cause the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) any great offence to remark that it isn't the most incandescent and radical of nursing organisations.
Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:00

Despicable Maude

What a despicable little wretch is Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude.
Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00

A day of stark contrasts

It was a day of stark contrasts yesterday, and one which should stick long in our minds.
Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:00

Tory jackboots are on again

Once again our feudal throwback Elizabeth Windsor tottered into the guilded surrounds of the Lords to reveal to us mere mortals what the latter-day Marie Antionettes of the ruling Con-Dem regime have in store for us.
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 00:00

The coalition's obsession

David Cameron and Nick Clegg's efforts to breathe life into their conservative coalition in the wake of disastrous local elections results are doomed to failure.
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 00:00

A sharp revolt against austerity

As had been predicted both in this paper and elsewhere, the voters of France have, by a majority of over a million votes, got rid of rightwinger Nicolas Sarkozy as president of the republic.
Monday, 07 May 2012 00:00

Time to raise our game

There's a new report issued by the Resolution Foundation and Institute for Public Policy Research think tanks that should give everyone pause for thought.
Saturday, 05 May 2012 00:00

A rejection of austerity

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said that he was "really sad" at his party's election results after a dreadful night for the coalition.
Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00

Same old and lame excuses

As limp excuses go, Bank of England governor Mervyn King's recognition that "with the benefit of hindsight" he might have done something to forestall the finance industry's collapse four years ago has all the consistency of a soggy lettuce.
Thursday, 03 May 2012 00:00

Give coalition a bloody nose

Leaders of the mainstream parties are expecting a low turnout for today's local authority elections in England, Wales and Scotland.
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