Cold cost of Child Benefit freeze

Published: July 11, 2015
Written by James Douglas

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.

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.

Tribune says

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Tribune Editorial

Two statements at the recent anti-austerity protests framed the purpose and task for the labour movement as Britain faces the harshest cuts in its public services and welfare in recent …

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 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 …

Kevin Maguire

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Kevin Maguire

Labour could learn a lot from the Conservatives and ruthlessness is top of the list. I’m not what you might call a natural Tory supporter. Much of the party’s programme …

Output enjoys modest rise

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by James Douglas

Manufacturing and industrial output increased modestly in the most recent three months, according to the latest official figures. The manufacturing sector posted a rise of just 0.2 per cent in …