Labour’s next leader must stand firm on reforming Britain’s reckless press

Media policy may sound like a niche issue.  But the reality is that it is hard to find any aspect of public policy that it doesn’t touch. Whether it is Brexit, climate change, social security or immigration, the press plays a significant role in shaping the views of the public and, in turn, politicians. We aren’t talking about dead trees here.  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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REVEALED: The Tories’ deal with private hospitals amounts to a government bailout

The government’s deal with independent healthcare providers amounts to a ‘bailout’ of the private health sector, according to new research. Last month the government announced a deal with private More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Coronavirus crisis: How trade unions in the UK and across Europe are winning for workers

Europe’s trade unions are demanding that banks and big business do their bit to overcome the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis. Company shareholders are forecast to receive a record €359bn in More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Missing voices: Why asylum seekers are uniquely vulnerable in the coronavirus crisis

Inadequate government support is leaving asylum seekers uniquely exposed to coronavirus and its impact. The accommodation provided to asylum seekers is riddled with problems, and frequently leads to both misery More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Prem Sikka: Asking banks to distribute money to businesses is like asking Dracula to distribute blood

The world’s’ major economies are gripped by coronavirus and its economic effects. Millions of workers have been laid-off and many businesses are relying upon the state for support and survival until the economy More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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The BBC is central to the fight against coronavirus and it’s under attack

Although recently the BBC announced that the 450 jobs that had been at risk of redundancy will be saved to ensure clear coverage of the Coronavirus, we still have to ensure that we fight for a fully funded More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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IPPR calls for measures to protect ‘children of the pandemic’

In a paper published today, progressive think tank IPPR has called for a raft of measures to urgently protect the 4.2 million children in the UK who already live in poverty and risk this being further exacerbated More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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A different sort of ghost light

Have you ever heard of a “Ghost Light”?  For me it was one of those theatrical traditions alongside “breaking a leg” or “The Scottish Play” which people talked about but I personally never really More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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The homeless are no longer hidden

Among the myriad of the government’s rushed announcements was that local councils were to house all rough sleepers by the end of the weekend just gone.  It wouldn’t have been surprising for this announcement More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Inclusively in this together

Trying to discuss politics without mentioning the ‘c’ word is impossible right now. For people like me, with a disability, politics is personal – very personal. Decisions made throughout this crisis will More...