Posts Tagged ‘ Con Dems ’

Government ‘Turning a Blind Eye’ to Bedroom Tax Suffering

Feb 12th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Unite union this week accused the government of turning a blind eye to the suffering being caused by the ‘bedroom tax’, as new figures reveal up to 50,000 households have been charged in error.





WWI: Remember Those Who Refused to Fight

Jan 14th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

‘We have a duty to educate future generations about the First World War,’ declared David Cameron, announcing centenary commemorations of the war’s outbreak in 1914. We have a duty to remember the whole story, argues OWEN ADAMS, including those who opposed the conflict.



Unbalanced Britain: What Can We Do?

Dec 13th, 2013 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

Our society has been deranged by neoliberal capitalism, says BARRY WINTER. How can the creative, reflective forces of the progressive left begin to counter the huge imbalances in power and wealth?



Unite Calls for Commons Debate on Hunger

Dec 5th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Unite union has joined calls for a parliamentary debate into UK hunger as foodbanks brace themselves to feed 60,000 people this Christmas.



Mutualise the private sector, not England’s NHS

Nov 18th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

As the government pushes the ‘mutualisation’ of the NHS, Professor DEXTER WHITFIELD argues that all such transfers are privatisation.



Two-Thirds Hit by Cost of Living Crisis

Nov 18th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

David Cameron and George Osborne’s cost of living crisis is strangling households, according to an independent survey showing a drop in disposable income of £129 a month since May this year.



Labour’s Anti-Austerity Forum Assembles in London

Nov 1st, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A new forum for Labour Party members to discuss alternatives to austerity and build support for the People’s Assembly movement will hold its first meeting in London on Saturday 9 November.



Workfare Won’t Work

Oct 1st, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

Chancellor George Osborne announced yet another back-to-work scheme at the Conservative Party conference this week. ERNIE JACQUES has seen it all before and knows where it will end: in misery for some, in riches for others, but with few new jobs.



Public Sector Job Cuts Reach 10 Per Cent

Oct 1st, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

More than 600,000 jobs have been cut from the public sector since the Con Dem coalition came to power at the 2010 general election according to the GMB union’s analysis of official figures from the Office of National Statistics.



First Impressions of the People’s Assembly

Sep 25th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

MATTHEW BROWN reports from the first meeting of a local People’s Assembly, where hardship and hope were much in evidence – unlike the Labour Party.

“I paid my rent just 10 minutes ago and now I have £22 left in my account.” The words came from a young man introducing himself to the first meeting of the Hackney People’s Assembly Against Austerity earlier this week. The speaker was from Digs, a group of local private sector tenants …