Political thrillers for the sunlounger

Published: July 10, 2015
Written by Denis MacShane

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, £18.99) The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Quercus, £18.99) The Washington Strategem by Adam Lebor (Head of Zeus, £7.99) The …

Joy Johnson

Published: July 10, 2015
Written by Joy Johnson

Greece gives heart to those feeling the lash of austerity

Obituaries July 10

Published: July 10, 2015
Written by Ian Hernon and James Douglas

Poignantly, the man who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps died on the anniversary of his biggest humanitarian triumph.

Thousands take to the streets

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Chris McLaughlin

In their tens of thousands, teachers, lawyers, nurses, trade unionists, parents and the increasingly dispossessed marched through London and Glasgow under the banner “End Austerity Now”. Similar protests have been …

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by John Street

New research shows that in Britain’s boardrooms there is little recognition of the need for pay restraint imposed on their workers. The Labour Research Department’s latest fact sheet focuses on …

Cary Gee

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Cary Gee

Prior to the general election I was asked to interview the leaders of the five main (English) parties, along with their equalities spokespeople, on the subject of LGBT rights for …

John Coulter

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by John Coulter

First the Irish Republic had to endure the pain of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy and the humiliation of the multi-million euro bailout. Now Northern Ireland is dealing …

Catherine Macleod

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Catherine Macleod

It is not hyperbole to claim the Caledonian Macbraynes ferry service to the islands on the west coast of Scotland is a lifeline. Now its future is under threat again …

Cat Smith

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Cat Smith

In Lancashire, it is likely that the county council will make a decision on the planning applications to frack. At the time of writing, I do not know the outcome, …

Loser takes it all

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Louise Kamm

Writing about the Danish parliamentary elections on mid-June 2015 is a bit like reporting on a minor dispute at the local pub somewhere in rural England. In the grand scheme …