Labour reshuffle rumpus

Published: January 8, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Jeremy Corbyn sacked Pat McFadden as Europe spokesman, ditched Michael Dugher as Shadow Culture Secretary and sidelined the former pro-Trident defence supremo Maria Eagle.

2015: this momentous and horrendous year

Published: December 23, 2015
Written by Ian Hernon

By any standards, it has been an astonishing political year in and outwith Westminster, with changes to party leaderships, and a general election which gave the Tories their first outright …

Social dumping test case was bogus

Published: December 21, 2015
Written by Andrew Rosthorn

The attorney general in Cyprus has ordered a criminal investigation after the discovery of a bogus court case at the European Court of Justice. Case 189/14 Bogdan Chain v. Atlanco appears to have …

A Hansard Re-write for Benn

Published: December 20, 2015
Written by David Halpin

Hilary Benn got it badly wrong in the debate on whether to bomb Syria, says David Halpin, who suggests what he should have said

All of life is here

Published: December 19, 2015
Written by Graham Kirby

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John Street’s Diary December 18

Published: December 18, 2015
Written by John Street

Mergers and takeovers involving UK companies continued at much lower levels of activity than those seen before the 2008-09 economic downturn, official statistics revealed.

News in Brief

Published: December 18, 2015
Written by Ian Hernon

The economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the second quarter, the latest official estimate shows.

NAO damns Osborne’s technology plans

Published: December 6, 2015
Written by David Hencke

A damning criticism of George Osborne’s strategy to make huge savings by relying on new technology to replace civil servants is revealed in two reports by the National Audit Office.

Global capital carve-up

Published: December 5, 2015
Written by James Douglas

A new research paper warned that the world is being carved up in favour of global capital in a series of trade agreements, including negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and …