Osborne gives even more to the already wealthy
“The Budget pretended to be fiscally neutral, but the big point… is that permanent tax giveaways are being paid for by temporary tax takeaways and as yet unspecified further spending …
As cracks appear in the Budget, the Opposition needs to get its act together, writes Ian Hernon
Independence could seriously weaken both Scotland and the north-east of England, warns Phil Wilson
Paul Salveson puts the case for the left giving support to Scottish independence
Nothing is easy as the Americans seek to cut defence spending, writes Howard Wheeldon
Decriminalisation means more safety for sex workers
On jobs, health, safety – you can’t trust the Tories
The abolition in June of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will hit the quality of life of 18,000 disabled people, ministers have been warned.
Three bald men fighting over a comb? Not exactly…
Like most fighters, Bob Crow was constantly pilloried as a throwback to an earlier age – in his case, the Tory myths about trade union power in the 1970s and …
Introduction to Chile: A Cartoon History by Chris Welch Chile 40 Years On, £8
This thin (126-page) book answers its own question with a resounding No. For Jonathan Fenby, a former editor of The Observer, the political, economic, social and institutional challenges Beijing and …
Dave Anderson says dedicated public servants know what they are talking about and should be listened to
Left-wing nationalism is an infantile disorder
Social workers are rejecting lucrative rates of pay to quit the profession amid fears of being unable to cope with an exhaustive workload of serious cases.
Unison has launched a nationwide survey aimed at gauging the impact of the coalition’s cuts to local services on women and their families.
Condor Ferries pays Ukrainian crew on its ships, which carry freight between Portsmouth, Guernsey and Jersey, just £28.19 for a 12-hour shift, it was revealed.
Lawyers for five disabled social housing tenants, who lost their Court of Appeal bid to have benefit cuts for those with spare bedrooms ruled unlawful, are to appeal.
Paul Blomfield says there is a disturbing bias against support for the arts in the most deprived areas
Buses should serve people not company shareholders
Real wages have been falling consistently since 2010, the longest period for 50 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).