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Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Citizen Smith was no role-model

Is Phil Brand serious in his letter about Citizen Smith (M Star June 4), or does he have a peculiarly warped sense of humour?
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Miliband must stand up for Royal Mail

As postal workers are being balloted by their union on taking action to prevent the privatisation of the Royal Mail, Ed Miliband should take a stand.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Fourth home for Charlie

I recently read an article concerning Prince Charles using his "well-earned" finances to buy a fourth property in the Transylvania region of Romania.
It's typical that on the day news breaks the funding for lending scheme is still is half-working (in that it provides banks with cheap money) but fails in getting the banks to lend to businesses so making some attempt to kickstart the economy (M Star June 4), Ed Balls announces…
The recent ruling to award Kenyan detainees of the Mau Mau period marks a watershed moment in British legal history.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Only a few get Philip's lavish care

There seems to be much coverage of Prince Philip's visit to hospital and his current health problems. It got me thinking of two things.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Lobbying? No problem

Well, the PM and his Cabinet have the answer to lords and MPs getting caught for cash for lobbying - have a meeting, pass around the champagne, party hats, streamers, crackers and use the jokes from inside to play policy games.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Tebbit makes no sense on gay marriage

Norman Tebbit's major concern regarding the advent of gay marriage appears to be the possibility that a cloak of anonymity could be drawn over those impregnating royal females.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Britain is at odds with Europe over energy

Further to Dr Lowry's informative letter that Hinkley C may never be built M Star June 10), members of construction unions GMB, Ucatt and Unite should also be aware that nuclear power is unlikely to be a great provider of British jobs.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00

ANC recruit talk was inspirational

Last Tuesday 122 people packed the hall at Bishopsgate Institute to hear speakers talk about their involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle, as outlined in the book London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00

In favour of Russia's aid

I Support Russia's aid to Syria.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00

Raising taxes won't end austerity agenda

I'm confused about your editorial Miliband's forked tongue (M Star June 7).
It was a pleasure to read the the Morning Star with its headline Labour backs Tory-style welfare attack and caption Tory-lite Ed Miliband (M Star June 6).
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00

Profits from repression

G4S: Protesters at the AGM of "security" company G4S (M Star June 7) did raise questions about its role in the death of Jimmy Mubenga.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00

Railway pledge

In light of the East Coast line revelations (M Star June 6) and TUC report on our railways (M Star June 7), I hope shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle will pledge that a Labour government will renationalise our railways.
Monday, 10 June 2013 00:00

Hinkley C may never be built

Members of construction unions GMB, Ucatt and Unite should be aware that despite the signing of a "groundbreaking" agreement with EDF over working conditions (M Star June 6), the Hinkley plant may never be built.
Monday, 10 June 2013 00:00

Fight museum closures

Bradford, the world's first Unesco city of film, may lose the jewel in its cinematic crown - the National Media Museum.
Monday, 10 June 2013 00:00

How will Miliband lower rents?

As a housing worker in local government I am scratching my head to understand how Ed Miliband's thinking on lowering private-sector rents could realistically work.
You rightly condemn the government (M Star June 5) for responding to its own failure to control lobbyists by trying to switch the conversation to the old question of the link between the labour movement and its representatives in Parliament.
I have just watched a film called Zulu Dawn which detailed the 1879 battle of Isandalwana, in which a Zulu army inflicted what was recorded as the "greatest defeat on an imperial power at the hands of native warriors."
Peter Foley'sS letter on council privatisation (M Star June 4) is a timely reminder of what's happening across the country under both Labour and Tory councils.
Saturday, 08 June 2013 00:00

Communism has yet to be achieved

Sorry Steven Johnston (M Star May 29) but Karl Marx did not write a Socialist Manifesto but the Communist Manifesto.
Michael Meacher's article on tax evasion (M Star June 4) leaves out the many untaxed benefits salted away by the royals including palaces and unpaid taxes.
As A Black Country bloke, I was delighted to read the interview with Anthony Cartwright (M Star June 3).
Saturday, 08 June 2013 00:00

Get Balls and rightwingers out of Labour

Both Yvette Cooper and her husband Ed Balls were research assistants and spent time in the US.
Saturday, 08 June 2013 00:00

Watch your language

Using words that refer to disabilities as metaphors, such as Coalition prepares to cripple our justice system (M Star June 5) can make headlines more dramatic, but this is at the cost of trivialising the real-life condition.
Saturday, 08 June 2013 00:00

Republicans must keep up hope

The tone of items in most of the media about the Coronation only serves to confirm me as a life-long republican.
I was pleased to see the article on housing by GMB general secretary Paul Kenny (M Star June 4). It is good that the GMB congress has supported a policy of building new houses at affordable rents.
When the coalition government raised tuition fees, it arrogantly claimed it wouldn't deter prospective students.
Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

We must fight for collective rights

The very interesting article by Andy Newman (Workers left high and dry due to lack of rights, M Star June 3) misses an essential point about the legal shackling of the unions by Thatcher and the consequent fall in not only trade union density but also the precipitous collapse in…

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