Union membership will fall below one in five employees by 2030 unless current trends are reversed.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
The problem the Chancellor now faces is that, after almost five years of emphasising the need for tough choices, the public is inclined to think the work of austerity is done. It is not.
The Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an allegation of rape.
A bank transaction tax would win votes.
Activism is utterly impossible if you have no way of keeping track of your fellow activists and of forming even weak ties with them.
Beveridge and Attlee shaped their politics at Toynbee Hall, in the East End of London. As this beacon of social reform prepares to mark its 130th anniversary, we recall its role in the making of modern Britain and draw lessons for today.
The main lesson to take from George Osborne's pre-budget announcements this week is that the worst of austerity is yet to come.
Having already trimmed Whitehall of fat, the next government will be forced to cut into bone. But no party will utter this truth.
Plan to fund extra £2bn a year through future underspends means spending promise is "a con", says shadow chancellor.
There’s only so much twenty quid and a trip to Ikea can do.
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