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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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…
by Karl Dallas The first episode of the BBC's series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq does not promise a reasoned analysis (The Iraq War, BBC1 May 29). On the basis of this first programme, it looks like a whitewash job.
by Richard Maunders Ed Balls had a great opportunity on Monday to reject the bankrupt Tory policies of austerity and replace them with planned progressive measures of growth based on the People's Charter.