Who is Anneliese Dodds? What to expect from the first female shadow chancellor

Keir Starmer was elected as Labour’s new leader over the weekend following a four-month leadership race, and the MP for Holborn and St Pancras has made a start putting together his shadow cabinet. Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan was appointed as shadow foreign secretary, while Nick Thomas-Symonds, the MP for Torfaen, replaced Diane Abbott as shadow More...

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Keir Starmer’s next challenge after the Covid crisis: Stopping a hard Brexit

Brexit is away from the headlines but, as at any point in the last three years, the clock is ticking on another deadline. The end of the transition period is a mere 9 months away, the point by which we need to request More...

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Prem Sikka: We must not return to the folly of right-wing economics after the coronavirus pandemic

Neoliberalism has been the dominant ideology of the western world for the last 40-50 years. Its proponents sought the destruction of the state and limit its capacity to do their bidding, which included deregulation More...

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Ignore the calls for a ‘purge’: Labour needs unity now

It was announced on Saturday morning that Sir Keir Starmer had been elected as leader of the Labour Party. Following a four-month contest, the former Director of Public Prosecutions beat other leadership candidates, More...

By admin On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Tory deal with energy providers is riddled with loopholes

A government deal with energy companies to help vulnerable customers leaves millions of people in danger of debt, according to poverty campaigners. The deal announced in March aims to ‘protect the domestic energy More...

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Journalists and viewers demand an end to Tory attacks on BBC

Campaigners are demanding the government ditches an inquiry that could cost the BBC hundreds of millions of pounds a year, amid growing recognition that the broadcaster has proved invaluable during the coronavirus More...

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Coronavirus crisis: Why Boris Johnson will throw Dominic Cummings under a bus if necessary

Across the globe, many premiers are currently enjoying record approval ratings: 71% of usually dismissive Italians approve of their Prime Minister, Angela Merkel has seen her favourability ratings increase by 11% More...

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Natalie Bennett: As coronavirus takes hold in jails, it’s time to free prisoners

I have only been inside a prison once. That was Birmingham Jail, with Debating Matters, a day when prisoners were encouraged to develop their own voices. I’ve strong memories of individuals flowering in the debate, More...

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Left-wing Welsh Labour invite Tories to join coronavirus Cabinet team

The Labour-led Welsh government have asked the Conservatives to join a key Cabinet group planning the administration’s coronavirus response. The move was announced on Wednesday by First Minister Mark Drakeford More...

By admin On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Lockdown was too late, says most of the public

A new poll has suggested that most people in the UK think the government took too long to implement a lockdown. The IPSOS Mori poll, carried out between 27-30 March, showed that 56% of UK adults felt that lockdown More...