We were promised a government for the blue collar. What we got is one for the blue bloods. In his first 100 days, Cameron has been blistering alright, tearing his way through the provisions and protections that provide some modicum of fairness in a country increasingly scarred by inequality. Power and resources in this country are being shaken up in profoundly anti-democratic ways.
The austerity economics at the heart of this Conservative Government are about far more than welfare cuts. They reflect a socially divisive and economically damaging. attempt to drastically reduce public services and to reshape the relationship between the citizen and the state.
56p might not sound like much. If you follow the Royals' interpretation of their cost to the state, it's practically negligible. How lucky we are to b...
Last month, all eyes were on Greece, as it looked as though the whole country was on the brink of collapse. And if Greece collapsed, so too, we were told, would Europe. For a while, it felt like all anybody could talk about was Greece, and about what felt like the very real possibility of a devastating Grexit.
Tax is too important to be left to very narrow interests, and yet that is what has happened in the UK and worldwide over the last few years. It is high time that this was changed: our tax system is far from progressive, and serves the few rather than the many. The left must fight to make it fairer, and these measures are a good place to start.
What we've seen over the past few months adds up to nothing less than a full frontal attack on the renewable energy sector. It will have ramifications beyond the UK, if the UK does not have any real credible domestic action to tackle climate change, the government will lose any influence over others at the crucial climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.
It is the core of our values to treat people equally and decently. We believe in paying a fair wage for all co-workers regardless of how old they are and that also takes into account where they live. We agree with the Living Wage Foundation's definition of the "Living Wage", and whilst we think that the government has taken a step in the right direction, it doesn't go far enough.
In August 2007 the storm clouds that gathered ahead of the global financial crises came out of a clear blue sky. Eight years later, fixed on Greece we anxiously monitor the horizon for signs of another downturn but could we be facing the wrong way, with the hurricane coming from the east?
Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by Eurosceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people... Yet this approach is fraught with danger, especially here in the UK when a referendum is so close.
When Labour MPs voted against the Budget this week our opposition was based on rejection of specific policies, when it is the fundamentals of the economy and terms of political debate we must challenge.
Many fantastic mental health charities exist, which influence policy, address public attitudes and provide vital support to people living with mental illnesses. However, such organisations rarely finance research and as a result, charitable funding in the mental health sector is virtually non-existent.
For the time being the deal prevented Greece's exit from eurozone and endorsed the notion of a united European entity. But how long this can be sustained is a question that even the strongest empathisers of a collective European reality would want to conveniently skip.
In recent weeks, the Government has indicated it will be moving forward with far-reaching proposals to reform the planning system. 'Permitted Development Rights', as they are known, will make it easier for properties to be converted from office space to residential homes more easily.
George Osborne's budget it seems, was the final blow for Labour's chances of regaining economic credibility. Following the first budget delivered by a...
With businesses and a one nation government working together to finally solve this, building on the momentum established through the success of the women on boards initiative, we can achieve equality.
The first Conservative Budget in 19 years was delivered in the UK parliament on Wednesday. And there were some shocks. Having resisted the merit of...