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 …

Facing Waterloo

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Graham Kirby

Graham Kirby has been listening to some programmes about European herd men.

Everyday Borders

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf views Everyday Borders, a new 50-minute documentary film on how immigration controls are moving from the margin into everyday life.

Rich seam from new mine

Published: June 16, 2015
Written by Mark Metcalf

Plans are advanced for a new coal mine in Yorkshire to be operated by a workers’ co-operative. Mark Metcalf reports

GMB issues health warning on trade deal

Published: June 14, 2015
Written by James Douglas

The GMB union warned that a European Parliament vote on the proposed European Union-United States trade deal will open the door to a range of chemicals linked to infertility and …

Reversal of fortune

Published: June 13, 2015
Written by Graham Kirby

What’s Left Radio 4 Every Case Tells A Story Radio 4 Archive on 4: The War Games File Radio 4 Archive on 4: Leaders Under The Lights Radio 4 Extra …

John Street’s Diary June 12

Published: June 12, 2015
Written by John Street

Liberal Democrat tributes to the late Charles Kennedy focused on his principled stand against the 2003 Iraq invasion in which he ensured that all his parliamentary troops were in the …