The National Health Service is increasingly rationing hearing aids, hip and knee replacements and vasectomy operations in order to cut costs.
Cuts, staff shortages and overcrowding amount to a growing crisis in Britain’s jails, writes Rachel Maskell
Economic growth, fixed-term parliaments, NHS crisis, catches with campaigning
The people of Gaza must freed from what is effectively an open-air prison, insists Holly Lynch
Labour was comprehensively defeated at the 2015 election. Stephen Pound does not see the left-wing leadership candidate pointing the way to a comeback
The Parliamentary Labour Party needs to sort itself out and urgently, says Ian Hernon
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We must oppose these callous Conservative cuts
Ian Hernon has been keeping tabs on the election to determine Ed Miliband’s successor
The almost orgasmic way that many political commentators greeted George Osborne’s Budget as a giant stride towards the Tory leadership and Number 10 is not shared by all.
It should not have been a difficult decision for a Labour MP to make. With almost three million children already in absolute or relative poverty, the Government put forward proposals …
A TUC study found that London is outperforming other parts of Britain in economic and jobs growth, while the economic recovery is weakest in the North West region and Northern …
Recent child poverty statistics showed that 2.3 million children are still living in relative poverty and half a million more are living in absolute poverty than in 2010.
Chancellor George Osborne claimed that his seventh Budget offered the country a “new contract”, but the unions called it a “con trick”.
As George Osborne’s latest Budget bites, Michael Meacher outlines what Labour’s narrative should now be
Councils in Greater Manchester are typical of the poorer local authorities bearing the brunt of Tory cuts, writes Angela Raynor
Jamie McCormack says disabled people are leading the fight to save the ILF
Total public sector employment in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since the official figures began to be collated in 1999.
A TUC report revealed that the Government’s decision to freeze Child Benefit until 2018 will cost claimant households more than £2,000 by the next general election.
The gap between the income of many families and the cost of a decent standard of living is still much wider than before the recession.
Austerity Bites by Mary O’Hara (Policy Press, £9.99)
Greece gives heart to those feeling the lash of austerity
The Blairite candidate has made it personal while trade unions are getting behind left-winger Jeremy Corbyn, writes Ian Hernon