A&E departments across London are already overstretched - but nearly half of them are now threatened with closures, and undermined by privatisation. This Saturday, hospital campaigners from across London join up to march on Downing Street.
Republicanism offers a persuasive guide to the political shaping of markets. A basic income could be the foundation of a democratic republican economy that frees all citizens from the commodification of labour.
Watch the debate with Graham Watson MEP (ALDE Group Leader) and Martin Callanan MEP (ECR Group Leader), moderated by Peter O’Donnell, covering many of the key issues for debate. What would Britain actually lose?
Action is stirring in response to the country-wide housing crisis. Severe shortage and cuts to housing benefits leave the UK struggling to put roofs over heads. Some local authorities and tenant groups are trying to rebel; they need concerted support.
On 24th April the House of Lords voted through the NHS ‘section 75’ regulations, which open up the NHS to far more private sector competition. The overwhelming opposition from grassroots campaigners and NHS workers fell, ultimately, on deaf ears. So where do we go from here?
The Starbucks and Googles of this world will always find tax loopholes. We need to link taxation once again to civic virtue and demonstratable social impact. We'll get them on the spirit of the law, not the letter.
The TUC’s new General Secretary seems to represent real change in the 'pale, male, stale' world of British unions. But can she shake them up in policy terms, and draw in the energy of a disparate anti-austerity movement?
The Coalition is not cutting the deficit, while many on the right argue that spending is rising. So what's the real picture? The director of centre-left think tank IPPR gives his analysis on whether there is really austerity in Britain.
Europe is increasingly unpopular,
the recession hits the euro area and Angela Merkel is now facing a new populist
party. So Brussels opens up to a timid change of season. But austerity has
not yet been defeated politically, in
elections and in the streets.
Up in Arms normally
focuses on the figure of the soldier in order to track the militarization
process. Here we visit the overlooked role of the ‘military wife’ as a key to
interpreting far-reaching policy decisions.
This second of two essays on military spending and the
EU crisis, explores
the role of the European arms trade, corruption and the role of arms exporting
countries in fuelling a debt crisis, and why these 'odious' debts need to be
written off. See Part One here.
always claims they are protecting the downtrodden by monitoring the powerful,
though nowadays through standards often written by the lobbyists of the
powerful, which has a remarkable resemblance to catering to their almost every
people who brought us the banking crashes of 2007-2008 that became the credit
crunch 2008-2009 and the economic wreckage we’ve lived in since are having
another go. The very credit arrangements that brought us so much grief are
fragile state is expected to reach a single Millenium Development Goal. The post-2015 agenda
must recognise that conflict is a barrier to development and set explicit
peacebuilding targets to tackle this.