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Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: March 18, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Earlier this month, I was fortunate to address Momentum’s first regional conference in Nottingham, on the anniversary of the miners’ strike that started 32 years previously

John Street’s Diary March 18

Published: March 18, 2016
Written by John Street

One year after the Prime Minister hosted a summit at Downing Street outlining a new strategy on tackling child sexual exploitation, there has been little or no progress.

Out of Africa – Bryan Rostron

Published: March 7, 2016
Written by Bryan Rostron

All over the world the frustration of those who feel excluded or socially disinherited seems to be bursting into populist, often incoherent fury, from ­redneck Trumpery in the United States …

In Perspective – Catherine Macleod

Published: March 7, 2016
Written by Catherine Macleod

It all started with a phone call. Two ­socially responsible, empathetic young men, driven by an overwhelming desire to make a difference, have launched a crusade to help people living …

Pound Notes – Stephen Pound

Published: March 6, 2016
Written by Stephen Pound

When you say that the Shannon is a majestic untamed force of nature sweeping across the island of Ireland, you might be forgiven for assuming that the reference is to …

Prescriptions – Jill Palmer

Published: March 6, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

Family doctors are reaching breaking point as they struggle to cope with the growing demands of an ageing-­population, falling resources and ever increasing staff shortages.

Cat about the House – Cat Smith

Published: March 5, 2016
Written by Cat Smith

An issue which is filling my mailbag and email inbox has been about is the changes to women’s retirement ages which are coming in.

Out and About – Cary Gee

Published: March 5, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

During the Winter of Discontent (1978-79,) a mountain of rubbish was piled high in Leicester Square after Westminster Council declared that there was nowhere else to dump it. This was, …

The Union Card – Len McCluskey

Published: March 4, 2016
Written by Len McCluskey

Jeremy Corbyn’s election, winning with a mandate which dwarfed anything previously given to any other leader of a British political party in a generation or more, will, I believe, be …

Ireland Eye – John Coulter

Published: March 4, 2016
Written by John Coulter

The recent Dail general election in the year Irish republicans commemorate the centenary of the failed Easter Rising has marked a fundamental political realignment in the Irish Republic.

John Street’s Diary March 4

Published: March 4, 2016
Written by John Street

The Trade Union Bill, currently in its Lords committee stage, has seen Tory peers freely exposing their sometime laughable ignorance.

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: February 21, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

As I’m writing this on my 57th birthday, I’ve thrown away my initial plans for this column – the kind of sober and sombre disquisition and interrogation of matters of …

Undercurrents – Joy Johnson

Published: February 19, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

David Cameron has been touring ­European cities negotiating for a so-called reformed European Union – and doesn’t it make you feel shame?

Letter from America – Ian Williams

Published: February 19, 2016
Written by Ian Williams

Comparisons of British and American politics often throw up superficial similarity. Nonetheless, the primary polling in the United States and Labour Party results in the United Kingdom do show some …

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: February 19, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Margaret Beckett’s report into the reasons why Labour lost the 2015 general election restated what most of us already knew, but some of the party’s noisy malcontents remain dissatisfied.