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
Poignantly, the man who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps died on the anniversary of his biggest humanitarian triumph.
George Osborne set out his Tory leadership stall with a Budget designed to boost Middle England at the expense of struggling families.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Diane Abbott details the human and financial costs of the pollution blighting Britain’s capital city
Scottish Labour is in the last chance saloon, argues Martin Gostwick
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 …
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 …
A trade unionist when it almost a crime for a woman to be one, Julia Varley was a pioneer for equality and civil rights, writes Mark Metcalf
Proposals that could slash the number of councillors in Labour’s heartland cities by up to a third are being mooted by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
Public spending watchdogs warned that Whitehall has failed to plan properly for the implications of past and future cuts to civil service staffing.
Nothing will be won by galloping to the right
Liberal Democrat tributes to the late Charles Kennedy focused on his principled stand against the 2003 Iraq invasion in which he ensured that all his parliamentary troops were in the …
Cat Smith explains why she is backing Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership
Former Chancellor Lord Lawson warned that David Cameron is unlikely to achieve anything of significance as he seeks to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the European Union.
Cat Smith bucked the downward trend to win for Labour on May 7. Here she analyses how this was achieved
We failed to nail the lies, now the SNP reverts to type
There are now four candidates for the leadership of the Labour Party and Ian Hernon has been assessing their chances, along with those of the deputy leadership runners