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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00

Hands off our schools, Gove

The government must be made to come clean on Michael's Gove's leaked plan to allow academies and free schools to become profit-making businesses.
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 00:00

They couldn't give a toss

Nick Clegg wants you to know that he would personally refuse to accept a pay award for MPs that is higher than the "rises" imposed on public-sector workers.
Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:00

Defending the Post Office

Post Office customers inconvenienced by tomorrow's walkout by Communication Workers Union (CWU) members at hundreds of Crown offices should understand that the strike is for their benefit as well as for staff.
Friday, 28 June 2013 00:00

A short-term money-spinner

Only incurable optimists will fall for the fairy stories spun by George Osborne and Cuadrilla chief executive Francis Egan about the joys of fracking.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

A blatant class agenda

George Osborne's confirmation that he will impose cuts in public spending of £11.5 billion in 2015-16, with projected annual borrowing of £96bn, underlines his failure to balance the books by the end of this Parliament.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Liverpool spat should worry Labour

Liverpool Labour Party was ecstatic in May 2011 when Jake Morrison, just 18 years old, was elected to the city council, beating Liberal Democrat council leader Mike Storey.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 00:00

High time to renationalise

As partial responses go, that of the Association of Train Operating Companies spokesman to the criticism by rail union RMT of excessively high fares takes the biscuit.
Monday, 24 June 2013 00:00

Miliband is out of touch

The heart of Westminster was reclaimed for the people on Saturday by the biggest anti-austerity conference Britain has so far seen.
Saturday, 22 June 2013 00:00

Laying a new path of hope

The thousands who gather at the People's Assembly Against Austerity, drawn from across our society, have a historic responsibility.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

Disregard for human life

Nothing will bring back the hundreds of British soldiers killed fighting in Iraq at Tony Blair's behest.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

It doesn't have to be like this

Official inflation figures understate the real extent of rising costs, but even the government's own CPI scheme lays bare the ongoing misery for working people and those dependent on benefits.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:00

Twigg needs to branch out

Stephen Twigg has won some initial support from teaching unions NUT and NASUWT for aspects of his plans for education in England.
Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

Ruled by the tax-dodgers

Government leaders attending the G8 summit in Fermanagh feign concern about global poverty and corporate tax dodging, but they are committed to a system that guarantees such phenomena.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00

A recipe for bloodshed

British and French government warmongers have finally had their wish granted by Barack Obama's decision to increase the supply of arms to forces seeking regime change in Syria.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Sham offers from Erdogan

The sincerity of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offer of talks with protest organisers is compromised by his treatment of peaceful protesters.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00

Deregulation gone mad

"It's health and safety gone mad" is a saying, like "It's political correctness gone mad," that encapsulates a right-wing agenda.
Monday, 10 June 2013 00:00

Business won't solve hunger

If David Cameron is serious about helping African countries to take action to tackle hunger, the last thing he should be doing is bankrolling transnational corporations to the tune of £395 million.
Saturday, 08 June 2013 00:00

There is an alternative

The People's Assembly Against Austerity has the potential to unite disparate political forces in a coherent rebuff to the government's austerity agenda and to offer a real alternative.
Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

Miliband's forked tongue

Trade unionists should beware of reading too much into Ed Miliband's speech on welfare and mistaking what they would like to see in it for what's actually there.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

The great train robbery 2013

Just what would it take for cut-and-run National Express to be regarded as unfit to bid for a franchise to run passenger rail services in Britain?
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 00:00

Balls dancing to City's tune

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls's poser as to how pensioners' universal winter fuel payments can be afforded "when our NHS and social care system is under such pressure" is a false dilemma.
Monday, 03 June 2013 00:00

No solution to house crisis

Watching MPs try to get to grips with the internet is usually as embarrassing as watching your dad on the dancefloor. But calls to flog council houses on eBay aren't just naive - they're idiotic.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

Malice-mongers must be rebuffed

Far-Right extremists who plan to deliver a message of hatred for all Muslims today in many British towns and cities should be rebuffed wherever they appear.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

A crisis made in London

Philip Hammond's attempt to justify the indefinite detention of several dozen Afghan civilians by posing the likelihood of their return "to the battlefield" is unsustainable.
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:00

A shameless march to war

The grim sense of inevitability that accompanied news of EU capitulation on the Syrian arms embargo was echoed today in the inane carping of armchair warriors clamouring for "action to end the bloodshed."
As dogs return to their vomit, so the enthusiasts for a police state in Britain return to the Communications Data Bill.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00

Guard against sectarian hate

Communities across Britain should be on guard against the efforts of troublemakers to set us against each other in the wake of the sickening butchery of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00

Iraq ruling is no vindication

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond believes himself vindicated by the High Court ruling that his Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) is independent.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Spending the only way out

George Osborne's advice from the International Monetary Fund is like the curate's egg - good in parts.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Hands off our postal service

A government guided by common sense would respond to news that publicly owned Royal Mail has increased profits to £403 million by scrapping plans to flog off the service.
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