John Street’s Diary April 4

Published: April 4, 2014
Written by John Street

“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 …

Thatcherism: a complete failure?

Published: March 27, 2014
Written by Andrew Rosthorn
North Sea oil platform on 1 May 1975

After thirty years at the helm of Lobster, the magazine that investigates conspiracies and deep politics, Robin Ramsay has used his editorial column The View from the Bridge this month …

Cary Gee

Published: March 23, 2014
Written by Cary Gee

Decriminalisation means more safety for sex workers

Cat Smith

Published: March 22, 2014
Written by Cat Smith

On jobs, health, safety – you can’t trust the Tories

Disabled to be hit by fund axing

Published: March 21, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

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.

Bob Crow June 13 1961- March 11 2014

Published: March 21, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

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 …

Bread & work

Published: March 13, 2014
Written by Mark Metcalf

Introduction to Chile: A Cartoon History by Chris Welch Chile 40 Years On, £8

Eating your own children

Published: March 12, 2014
Written by Glyn Ford

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 …

Maria Fyfe

Published: March 9, 2014
Written by Maria Fyfe

Left-wing nationalism is an infantile disorder

Impact survey launched

Published: March 8, 2014
Written by James Douglas

Unison has launched a nationwide survey aimed at gauging the impact of the coalition’s cuts to local services on women and their families.