Broadcasters seem to relish the opportunity to play the Robin Hood theme song whenever the Robin Hood Tax is in the news, as it has been over the past few days... So as City lobbyists are hastily dusting off their crib sheets on why we should oppose an FTT, it's worth tackling their main charges head on
Apprenticeships are attracting a huge amounts of interest from across the political spectrum. We've come a long way from the days when Tony Blair is said to have joked that political interest in vocational education was such that he could make a declaration of war in a speech about skills and no-one would ever notice.
London is a fantastic city. It remains the financial capital of the world. On Wednesday, we want to demonstrate that we are also the charity capital of the world... If enough of us take this very small step, we can transform the lives of London's children and secure our city's future.
Corbyn is seen by some as a hapless Life of Brian, an accidental leader riding a wave of euphoria as the People's Front of Judea go hammer and tongs with the Judean People's Front. Today, he made plain he was not the Messiah, stressing his self-effacement. Instead, he tried to shift from the personal to the political, making clear he was just one man in a larger movement.
Slashing public services. Vandalising the NHS. Cutting junior doctors' pay. Reducing care for the elderly. Destroying the hopes of young people for a college education or putting university graduates into massive debt. Putting half a million more children in poverty. They want the people of Britain to accept all of these things. They expect millions of people to work harder and longer for a lower quality of life on lower wages. Well, they're not having it. Our Labour Party says no. The British people never have to take what they are given. And certainly not when it comes from Cameron and Osborne. Don't accept injustice, stand up against prejudice. Let us build a kinder politics, a more caring society together. Let us put our values, the people's values, back into politics.
Estate agency has, until very recently, been a very localised service. Its limitations to buyers and sellers have consistently been crippling. One ins...
Leave.eu are in the know about the chaos of leaving and benefits of staying in Europe. During a BBC report of the freshly launched Leave.eu on Thursday evening, this shot from the campaign's offices caught the viewer's eye...
A few days ago WWF revealed that over the last few decades, the number of marine vertebrates in our seas has halved. Bird, fish, reptile and mammal p...
LEOcoin is already leading the way in demonstrating how a secure, internationally tradable currency, existing outside the financial status quo, can galvanise the SME sector. I see no reason why it cannot radically change the way governments do business too. Once the dam is breached we'll likely look back and wonder how we used to do finance any other way.
Having brought the National Living Wage into this world the Chancellor has set the country the right exam question - to implement it successfully. We know we'll be sitting that exam between today and 2020. Responsible parenting is about doing everything we can as a country to pass.
On Tuesday the House of Commons will vote on the rather boringly named 'Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015'. This won't be a debate you'll see being carried live on TV, it may even pass by without mention, but for millions of people it will have a serious impact on their income and quality of life. That's because these regulations make major changes to the tax credit system on which many families rely in order to make ends meet... The Conservative Party once promised not to balance the books on the back of the poor but sadly that is exactly what they appear to be doing now. As Liberal Democrats we will stand up to this injustice.
McDonnell's views on austerity, as well as reflecting a substantial body of opinion throughout the country, can rightly be said to represent conventional Labour party thought. Which party would want for its shadow chancellor someone whose economic philosophy was out of kilter with its mainstream?
Somewhere as a species we made a wrong turn and ventured forth down a bleak alley that leads to the veritable knife fight in a skip that modern society is becoming. Because what else are money, economics, politics, state borders and so on, but a fiction in which we collectively believe.
Whether or not the number of people on zero hours contracts is on the up (the ONS has warned against that conclusion, saying that it could just be that more people are aware of the contracts), they are here to stay. "We should not lament or celebrate an increase in the number of people using them," James Sproule said last week, but rather acknowledge that they are a small - but important - part of the UK's flexible labour market.
It's time to bring an end to overcharging by the Big Six. I am calling on the Government to put five years of inaction behind them and ensure everyone pays a fair price whether they switch or not, and back a 'Protected Tariff'.
Peer-to-peer lending is a booming market in the UK. According to the Peer 2 Peer Finance Association, cumulative lending at the end of the second qu...