Corbyn maps out ‘road of advance’

Published: September 28, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Jeremy Corbyn wound up the Labour conference in Liverpool by saying that the movement must now focus on forming the next government. After months of splits, divisions and in-fighting, he …

Film: A family in the wilderness

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

Captain Fantastic Directed by Matt Ross Watching Captain Fantastic, director Matt Ross’ second movie, I was reminded of the screenwriting advice mocked in Todd Solondz’s Wiener Dog: you’ve got to …

Health inequality revealed

Published: September 23, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Ian Hernon New TUC research has found that around one in eight (12%) men and women are forced to stop working before state pension age due to ill-health or disability. …

The Diary: John Street

Published: September 20, 2016
Written by John Street

Venal Vennells The Post Office’s annual report revealed a surge in the earnings of chief executive Paula Vennells, who is currently presiding over a programme of office closures and mass …

Whose finger on the trigger?

Published: September 10, 2016
Written by Andrew Rosthorn
Harold Macmillan Trigger

Jolyon Maugham QC, a barrister challenging the power of Theresa May to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, says the Prime Minister has no right to start Brexit. It’s …

What future for our buses?

Published: August 15, 2016
Written by Trevor Hopper

Buses may be unfashionable, but they remain an important constituent of our social fabric, writes Trevor Hopper. There is some debate on whether Margaret Thatcher actually stated that a man …

The struggle to outrun the limits of Labourism

Published: August 9, 2016
Written by Sheila Cohen

Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth Of Radical Politics by Richard Seymour Verso £12.99 “Poor old Jeremy” has been the refrain sounding in my brain since watching Corbyn suffer the torments surrounding …

Auditors find payment errors

Published: August 8, 2016
Written by David Hencke

Overworked staff at a Ministry of Justice agency made a series of serious blunders in paying out complex criminal compensation payments to victims, a report by the government’s auditors has …

Mass opposition fails to stop employment law

Published: July 25, 2016
Written by Chris Myant

Those radical trade unionists of the extreme left who dragged an oh-so-patient and reasonable French President into the gutter of violent protest have marked “the bitter triumph of confrontation over …

Child poverty increasing

Published: July 22, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Ian Hernon Child poverty is on the rise again, according to a House of Commons Library research paper. Based on official figures, the paper showed that in 2014-15, 2.5 million …

GMB fights Uber over workers’ rights

Published: July 22, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Ian Hernon The GMB is backing test cases against Uber, a multi-national, multi-billion dollar company which the union claims is unlawfully denying their private hire drivers fundamental workplace rights. The …

Still rocking in the free world

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Mike Parker

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real O2 Arena London Earth Neil Young and Promise Of The Real Reprise Records There was a time in the mid-1980s when Neil Young …

Westminster Watch

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Its a lacklustre field, writes Ian Hernon, as 330 Tory MPs decide which two candidates 0.2% per cent of the population will vote on to choose our next PM

May crowned as Leadsom pulls out

Published: July 11, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

The beguiling prospect of a long, bitter and bruising Tory Leadership contest was ended when Andrea Leadsom pulled out after taking flak for both her questionable CV and her “motherhood” …

Brexit and Neo-Liberalism

Published: July 7, 2016
Written by Dave Lawes

The 17 million who voted for Brexit were not all racist, stupid or uneducated. Many voted against unfettered neo-liberalism and the extreme inequality that it produces. Recent analysis by both the …

Corbyn stands firm

Published: June 29, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Jeremy Corbyn brushed aside a landslide motion of no confidence in his leadership and claimed it was business as usual. The Parliamentary Labour voted 172-40 against him after two-thirds of …

Out of the Cage – Paul Routledge

Published: June 12, 2016
Written by Paul Routledge

I had never heard of Stephen Gibson, and I imagine neither had most people, until he appeared on the Today ­programme to bewail the modest profits of Royal Mail.