Tribune Blog

Letter from America – Ian Williams

Published: April 15, 2016
Written by Ian Williams

Bernie Sanders’ star is rising. Jeremy Corbyn recognises a kindred spirit. Sadly, one comrade of Bernie’s in the Democratic Socialists of America will not be around to cheer.

Brainwaves – Chris Proctor

Published: April 15, 2016
Written by Chris Proctor

Well, well, well. It appears from ­recent revelations that the rich hide their money to avoid paying tax. My oh my! My flabber is gasted. Whoever would have thought it?

John Street’s Diary April 15

Published: April 15, 2016
Written by John Street

Zac Goldsmith, the Tories’ wunderkind and super-rich candidate for Mayor of London is looking more hopeless than hopeful as election day approaches.

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: April 15, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to accept Billy Bragg’s invitation to address this year’s attendees at the Glastonbury Festival is significant. Can you imagine David Cameron appearing at Glastonbury?

Brainwaves – Chris Proctor

Published: April 4, 2016
Written by Chris Proctor

After spending a few weeks pondering how to vote in the European Union referendum, I thought I needed some light relief, so I’ve been considering Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

The Union Card – Len McCluskey

Published: April 4, 2016
Written by Len McCluskey

When I vote for Britain to remain in the European Union in June, and when I argue for the members of my union and others to do likewise in the …

Prescriptions – Jill Palmer

Published: April 3, 2016
Written by Jill Palmer

How did it ever come to this? Junior doctors going on all-out strike, the first time this has happened in the history of the National Health Service.

As I Please – Kevin Maguire

Published: April 2, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

Even a Chancellor of the Exchequer as innumerate as George Osborne, economics never his strong point, as many are able and willing to testify, should be able to tell the …

Out and About – Cary Gee

Published: April 1, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

“I’m Out and Proud”, declared Boris Johnson as he appealed to the LGBT community in Britain to vote “Leave” in the European Union referendum.

John Street’s Diary April 1

Published: April 1, 2016
Written by John Street

The stramash over Iain Duncan Smith’s post-Budget resignation has, albeit for good reasons, over-shadowed the sheer ­economic incompetence of George Osborne’s package.

As I Please – Martin Rowson

Published: March 19, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

I remember feeling like this when Neil Hamilton sued Mohamed Al-Fayed for libel in 2001, or when George ­Galloway debated late-period neo-con Christopher Hitchens in New York in 2005: how …

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