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Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00

Through the looking glass

Who'd be a monarch? But for her annual state handout of £36 million, Elizabeth Windsor would probably jack it in so as not to embarrass herself by reading out the garbage given her for the Queen's Speech.
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

Osbornomics is a washout

Even the British government must know that its constant protestations about well-laid plans for economic recovery are beyond belief.
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00

Con-Dem war on the poor

We have one big disagreement with the damning verdict on universal credit.
Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00

A dangerous escalation

Israel's air strikes around Damascus mark a dangerous military escalation that presents fresh dangers for the entire region.
Saturday, 04 May 2013 00:00

Ukip success a wake-up call

Ukip's election success will provoke soul-searching and sleepless nights at Conservative HQ but Labour needs to ask itself some tough questions too.
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

Genie is out of the bottle

Blacklisting workers for their political views or trade union activities is criminal, yet those who have organised, financed and operated blacklists are free to walk - or drive their Bentleys - among us.
Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00

Victims of a senseless war

Another three Scottish soldiers killed in Afghanistan, another three families devastated and another basinful of smarmy drivel from David Cameron.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Turn the page on capitalism

May Day greetings to all Morning Star readers and working people everywhere who celebrate International Workers Day tomorrow.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:00

Ukip's just a distraction

Divisions among leading Tories on how to tackle Nigel Farage's Ukip illustrate the sharp divisions that still exist but are papered over within David Cameron's party.
Monday, 29 April 2013 00:00

Enough to make you puke

Iain Duncan Smith's latest effort to inflate a non-issue into a scandal is a smokescreen to divert attention from government attacks on working people and the poor.
Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

Workers health not an agenda

Alarm bells should ring throughout the labour movement in response to the government announcement that it will review the Health and Safety Executive to see if its "functions are still needed."
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

No banking on the Co-op

The Co-operative Bank accounts for just 4 per cent of Britain's banking sector, but its commitment to "ethical banking" has brought it a growing reputation that belies its modest size.
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Pigheaded stubborness

Drinks all round must be the response of a grateful nation to George Osborne's earth-shattering announcement that Britain's economy has escaped a triple-dip recession by the skin of its teeth.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00

Swivel-eyed obsessives

George Osborne staked his credibility as Chancellor on clearing the government's spending deficit, so he has failed by his own criteria.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:00

An idea with potential

Labour's decision to set up a commission under former Department of Health specialist Sir John Oldham to make recommendations on "whole person" care merits full consideration.
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

A cynical smokescreen

The Tories say democracy is best served by banning strikes unless they're backed by half of all trade union members.
Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

At the drug barons' mercy

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline counters the Office of Fair Trading's claim that it bunged competitors not to release rival versions of its Seroxat treatment by asserting that it "acted within the law."
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

The rubbish tip of history

St Paul's Cathedral was packed to the rafters with the great and the good who benefited from Margaret Thatcher's class war rule, but this didn't tell the whole story.
Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

The logical conclusion

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) report into our railways confirms what passengers and staff have long believed - that privatisation has been a rip-off for the many and a goldmine for the few.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:00

Good riddance to Thatcher

Durham miners' leader Davey Hopper's observation that Margaret Thatcher "did more damage to the North East mining communities than Adolf Hitler" might appear excessive to some people.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00

Victory must be recognised

Nicolas Maduro's victory in Venezuela's presidential election was narrower than his supporters and even his opponents had expected, but it remains a victory.
Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

United, our class can win

Len McCluskey's decisive victory in the Unite general secretary election is a clear reaffirmation of membership support for the fightback approach associated with him and the union's national executive committee.
Saturday, 13 April 2013 00:00

Censoring the BBC

Paisley & Renfrewshire MP Jim Sheridan is right to highlight the hypocrisy of neoliberal politicians happy to allow market forces to dictate all aspects of daily life except whether a song should be broadcast on the BBC.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:00

An odious jamboree

Many working people, especially from communities ripped apart by Margaret Thatcher's governments, will empathise with Ronnie Campbell's statement that he would rather sit in a torture chamber than take part in parliamentary tributes to her.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:00

Ridiculous Republicans

Never underestimate the capacity for rabid-right, anti-Cuban US politicians to make themselves look ridiculous by efforts to isolate the island.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 00:00

A nasty piece of work

David Cameron’s announcement that Margaret Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral should surprise no-one.
Monday, 08 April 2013 00:00

Demonising the poor

Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne recently justified his demand that Labour MPs abstain on government workfare plans on the need for political consistency.
Saturday, 06 April 2013 00:00

A shameless parasite of a Chancellor

George Osborne would like us all to know that he "does not condone" in any way his driver's decision to park in a disabled bay at Magor motorway services while he was inside stuffing his face.
Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

Nuclear lies and dissembling

North Korea insists that its nuclear military capacity is all that has stood between its independence and invasion by the US - and David Cameron agrees with Pyongyang.
Thursday, 04 April 2013 00:00

Fascists should get the boot

Paolo di Canio's scanty declaration that he is not a fascist, does not support fascist ideology and respects everyone would carry more weight had it not been extracted from him through gritted teeth.
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