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Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Petrol subsidy is lopsided

The government is thinking of cutting the cost of petrol for those living in rural areas - but what about those who can't afford a car, or are too young or infirm to drive?
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Even Queen thinks it's bonkers

I note that in a speech the Queen recorded in 1983 to be broadcast in the event of a nuclear war she described its occurrence as "madness."
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

Manning court ordeal was a show trial

The conviction of Bradley Manning was a travesty of justice. It was reminiscent of a show trial.
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

Britain must legalise to modernise drug law

Fifty-three per cent of the British population would back cannabis decriminalisation despite the Prime Minister's assertions that drugs policy is working.
The issue of the attitude of socialists and the labour movement to the Labour Party is clearly of great significance in the struggle to advance socialism.
Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

Service sell-offs are sickening

Our dysfunctional and idiotic coalition of cronies continues to erode our public services.
Ann Clwyd (Labour MP for Cynon Valley) whose cheerleading for the Iraq invasion and whose alleged friendship with Kurdish warlord Jalal Talabani led Iraqis and Iraq watchers to dub her "Mrs Talabani," is seemingly on the warpath again.
Congratulations to all those connected with the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign for their deserved victory in the High Court over the Health Secretary's half-baked plan to close the A&E department and other services at Lewisham hospital.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

CoE's Wonga investment is heretical

All four gospels in the New Testament tell the story of the cleansing of the temple.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

CWU leaders need backing

In the otherwise splendid The elite impoverish us - if we let them feature (M Star August 1), I disagree with one claim.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Two have been freed - what about Aamer?

On Friday, the US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel agreed to the transfer of two prisoners from Guantanamo to Algeria using the certification process set out in the "waiver" clause of the US National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2013.
Seeing that four train drivers, members of Aslef, had donated to the Fighting Fund I was reminded of the debt I owe to this union and in particular its former general secretary Ray Buckton who is, alas, no longer with us. I am pleased to match their donation.
I've always admired your analytical coverage of the "Irish question." Your paper has to be praised for never shying away from shining a light on the British state's misdeeds.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Independence best for rights and wealth

Your editorial (M Star July 22) adopts an ill-informed approach to the issues facing the Scottish people.
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Daily Workers for sale

Anyone interested in buying a 20-year run of bound volumes of the Daily Worker?
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

What about a Sun cover?

The decision by the Co-op to ask publishers of "lads magus‚" to provide covers in which to sell them is to be applauded.
The obituary for Elaine Morgan by Gwyn Griffiths is a fine and fitting tribute (M Star July 29).
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Banksy removal firms are cultural looters

The removal by "events company" Sincura of a Banksy from a wall in Tottenham amounts to little more than cultural looting.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Does Crow or Star have winter blues?

Can we have a photo of Bob Crow in summer gear?
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

SNP pair not only fishy duo

You recently published a photo of Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon together. This is a fishy duo!
Israel is proclaimed to the world by Desmond Tutu of South Africa as an apartheid state.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Dead SA strikers must receive justice

It is to be hoped that the judicial inquiry set up by the South African government into the massacre of striking miners by South African police last year reads Marikana: a view from the mountain and a case to answer. This book by Peter Alexander, Luke Sinwell et al of…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

When will Blair and co be held to account?

Figures obtained by the BBC under a Freedom of Information request show that last year the Home Office identified nearly 100 suspected war criminals and that many of those individuals were believed to have been living in Britain for a number of years.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

May deserves no pity for what she's done

It has been reported that the Home Secretary Theresa May has chronic type one diabetes and has vowed to take inspiration from the Olympic rower Steve Redgrave, who also suffers from it.
It is true that today's NHS is a far cry from the one established after the second world war but its failures should not be laid at the door of public-sector inefficiency.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Workers made Lord Penrhyn's fortune

Roy Jones rightly says the slate mining and sugar baron Lord Penrhyn (Richard Pennant) MP for Liverpool got his vast riches and bult Penrhyn Castle from "others' labour" (M Star July 24).
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Great article but more details please

Ben Chacko (M Star July 27-28) needs to give us more detail regarding China's health reforms.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

Investments are a noose

The hypocrisy of the Church of England condemning loan parasite companies while at the same time holding shares in them reminds me of my local government pension scheme and other schemes extracting super-surplus value from non unionised labour all over the world via the big multinationals.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

Switch to vital vehicles

So German-owned Bentley is to produce its latest luxury car in Britain, cost £150,000.
Will Podmore's tiresome resurrection of a month-old debate in his latest letter continues to both misunderstand international law and miss the point of my earlier letter.
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