Austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity, and it is having devastating consequences.
Grammar schools are important, but it
is selection elsewhere in the education system that has a greater effect on
more students’ lives.
In its support for the Saatchi bill, opposed by the majority of the medical establishment, the Department of
Health is playing with patient safety.
In Britain, allegedly, no one cares that the state is collecting vast data on all of us. In the US things are clearly very different.
Britain has just attended the Open Government Partnership Summit
in Mexico as the world leader on open data policy – a clear winner, now under threat. How come?
Corporations bleed what profits they can from disaster. Democracy
is replaced by a business plan. An excerpt from Antony Loewenstein’s Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of
"The liberators are imprisoned in their vision of liberation, trapped
between a failed present and a future that is yet to be born"
Britain will be a land of high immigration for years to come. We need to start making the best of it.
Parties can and do win elections on economic platforms opposed to austerity.
Britons believe the country to be run largely in the interests of the few. The government could go a long way towards fixing this by improving its transparency, particularly on lobbying.
A true patriot cares about the social realities rather than
sentimental ideas of nationhood.
New Scots and Gaelic strands of Bella Caledonia's publishing will contribute to a cultural and linguistic revival in Scotland.
The break up of Britain has moved one step closer.
Four years ago Rupert Murdoch
was on the brink. Now he’s resurgent. Martin Hickman, co-author of Dial M for
Murdoch, asks whether the phone hacking scandal changed anything.
The death of Alois
Dvorzak exposes increased shackling of immigration detainees, as commercial
contractors fear financial penalties that follow escapes.
For more than a decade John Christensen has been at the forefront of the
challenge to offshore finance, tax avoidance and evasion and the criminal
immunity safeguarded by secrecy jurisdictions. Where's it heading?
Tony Blair was warned by his intelligence chiefs that invading Iraq would increase the terror threat facing Britain. If MPs had known this, would they have voted for war?
The legal arguments used by the UK to justify its military action are highly contentious.
Blair repeatedly misled parliament and the public over the evidence behind Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, and his ability and intent to use them.
There is significant evidence that he did.
Doctor warned that Alois Dvorzak was “at high risk of death in detention”. Inquest, Day 7
Refugees at Calais are having their tents and possessions bulldozed and binned, showing Theresa May's promises of decency to be empty words.
Who will be seen as being on the public's side, the Ins or the Outs?
But it raises deeper questions about our democratic health which must be explored.
Because a small proportion of the population are lactose intolerant, would it make sense to ban milk and cheese?
best-selling daily paper sells 1.8 million copies a day. What happens there matters
– for staff, journalism and society. So what does happen there?
Part of our series on the latest Sun trials.
Could there be a better way to organise progressive resources?
The people of England need to discover their sovereignty and make a constitution of their own. Here are some ideas.
English votes for English laws is another botched attempt to fiddle with a broken system.
Today former detainees and their supporters gather to protest at the
former prison in South Lanarkshire.
We need to stop patronising people and curve-balling round the real problem.
The for-profit escort
company Tascor told a worried medic that a frail old man’s removal from Britain
“could not be aborted unless there was resistance”, an inquest jury hears.
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