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.

EHRC accused of discrimination

Published: May 29, 2016
Written by David Hencke

Civil servants at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are planning to go to arbitration as the organisation stands accused of targeting black, disabled and ethnic minority staff by …

John Street’s Diary May 13

Published: May 13, 2016
Written by John Street

Channel 4 News has obtained further evidence that shows the Conservative Party bankrolled a possibly illegal operation to bus activists to key marginal seats to campaign for local candidates at …