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Royal Mail has always had a strong public-service ethos.
Ken Keable (M Star May 17) said that the debate about the EU overlooks the issue of free movement of capital which undermines democracy and that the Strasburg parliament is powerless to change the Lisbon Treaty.
President Obama's legacy of his broken promise on the closure of Guantanamo doesn't have to define his term of office - he just needs the political will to walk the talk.
Ron MacKay claims (M Star May 2) that a breakaway Scotland would be good for us all, but under SNP policy Scotland is not going to be independent as the SNP wants to be part of Nato.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Some on left make EU look democratic

Gerrard Sables (M Star 20 May) calls for the left to campaign for withdrawal from the EU without the British people even being allowed to vote on the issue, on the basis that we cannot be trusted to vote the way he wants us to.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

What's his problem?

I note that Nigel Farage had to be locked in a pub after a protest against Ukip policies in Edinburgh.
Gerald Gilbert (M Star May 16) draws attention to the burgeoning use of food banks by increasingly desperate people whose social security payments have been delayed.
What is the definition of "hard-working families" that these arrogant Con-Dem MPs keep talking about. It makes my blood boil when I hear them say such words.
I think Gregor Gall's article, (M Star May 14) hit the nail on the head when he talks about the question of Scottish independence and the need for a proper debate within the left in Scotland.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00

There are two theories of relativity

I was interested to read the article (M Star May 14) about Professor Stephen Hawking's cancelled visit to Israel.
Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

'Responsible capitalism' is dead

The conclusion, not only from your editorial, (M Star May 15) but from many articles in your newspaper, is obvious.
Calls for a referendum about Britain's continued membership of the EU from the left are a red herring. Coming from the likes of Cameron they are downright fishy.
I was delighted to read the letter from Pauline Fraser on the need to remember and honour Soviet heroism in World War Two (M Star May 15). I fully agree with all her comments.
Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

Sceptics aren't just from right

I was pleased to see Grimsby's Austin Mitchell, a traditional old Labour MP, recently confirm his opposition to the EU.
Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

Short-staffing Gove blunder

I see that Michael Gove told a Commons select committee that he did most of the research for his ill-informed speech on Mr Men and school history in Brighton last week himself.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

We desperately need a new voting system

Raymondo raises the issues of low turnout in the local elections and those who don't vote (M Star May 13).
The Star is to be thanked for advertising tomorrow's broad-based demonstration to defend London's NHS and say No to privatisation.
Bob Crow is right (M Star May 14) - we should not let the EU debate be hijacked by Ukip, the Tory right and the neofascists.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

March to defend our NHS

Never mind all this talk from politicians about addressing the problems that A&Es are facing, but how about halting the plans to close the ones that remain open?
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

It is not 1917 any more

Andrew Northall (M Star May 14) asks if you can imagine Lenin in 1917 calling for a land value tax.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

Israel snub comes from great scientist

The superb articles by John Haylett (M Star May 11) and Ramzy Baroud (M Star May 14) are indeed right to point out the significance of Professor Stephen Hawking's snub to Israel.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

We need British policies, not EU

Robert Griffiths's article A people's policy on Europe (M Star May 10) is not anti-Europe but anti-big business Europe and anti the European agreement Britain has entered into.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

Help stop Welsh fascists

To anti-fascists of north Wales. The NWA - Welsh section of the English Defence League - will be marching against the so-called Muslim "disease" in Llandudno on August 10.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00

One-sided UAF report a shame

It was both surprising and disappointing to read such a one-sided report on the NUS executive rejecting a motion in support of working with Unite Against Fascism (M Star May 11).
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

More debate about smashing Con-Dems

Interesting as it is to read the debate about the origins of the Green Man imagery, it would be good to hear more from readers of Britain's premier socialist newspaper about the efforts and initiatives made across the country to undermine the fierce Con-Dem attacks on workers and communities.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

Movement of capital is major concern

In the ongoing debate about the EU, one of the EU's core principles is being overlooked - the free movement of capital.
We are witnessing a prolonged recession and it is now clear to most people that the government's policy of austerity is not working.
The recent Star editorial on Syria (A dangerous escalation, M Star May 6) was right to argue democracy, freedom and human rights would be best served by "a negotiated settlement" and a de-escalation of the war.
I greatly enjoyed Rob Griffiths' article on the EU (M Star May 10).
Exploitation in the Third World has seen over 1,000 workers die in Bangladesh for poverty wages.
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