George Osborne’s austerity plan – now abandoned by the Tories – was the most costly macroeconomic policy mistake since the 1930s.
Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.
Women now face worse gender pay discrimination during the second half of their careers.
With the potential to appease both the left and the right of the political spectrum, the citizen’s income concept could well mark the road to a fairer, more equal welfare system in Britain.
Attempts to understand the success of Isis in Iraq would benefit from Marxist analysis, since social and economic factors are the key to explaining Sunni Arab support for, and complicity with, the group.
We need to reform regressive taxes, not progressive ones.
GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters.
The act was denounced as "bullying" at the time, but Salmond's struggles prove it was the right choice.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
Has the government's series of changes to European rules been too slow, and too limited, to convince the public that Britain should remain in the EU?
The campaign to aid victims hit by the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory last year has produced results, but decent working conditions for all is still a long way off.
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