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Financial distortions in the NHS

22 July 2021

Two years after the event, it has taken a court order to reveal that NHS trust lost over £360,000 through the cancellation of a music festival. It’s a symptom of much that is wrong within the NHS

Free speech has to be defended

28 May 2021

The report into events at Batley Grammar School in March has lifted supensions on the teachers involved. But it does not deal with the threat to free speech and educations posed by the fundamentalist demonstrations.

Universal Basic Income - no solution

20 May 2021

A universal basic income sounds nice and fair, but behind the superficial attractiveness is the flawed concept that the future for our society will not involve productive work for all.

Nurses: stop the poaching!

20 May 2021

In the midst of a global pandemic, what is a country like Britain doing importing nurses from India, itself in desperate need of medical staff? 

Setback for separatists

16 May 2021

The much-trumpeted “super-majority” for Scottish separatists never materialised when the SNP and the Alba Party faced the voters last week.

HS2: Two projects in one

1 December 2020

So much of the coverage of the HS2 project has focused on passenger journey times that the true scope of the project has almost been obscured from public view.

Behind the vaccine breakthroughs

23 November 2020

The scientists involved in developing vaccines against Covid-19 coronavirus – wherever they are based – are part of a global collaboration that has achieved the near impossible in record time.

The economics of crisis

29 March 2020

Yes, there is an economic crisis as well as the health and social crisis. But the politics of despair will get us nowhere. Instead, workers need to get to grips with the financial issues involved.

Britain voted Brexit - again

27 May 2019

The working class has told the pro-EU ruling class to carry out our 2016 instruction to leave the EU through the vote in the EU elections. It was a failure to have to take part; the Brititsh people will have to take control to enforce the decision.

The EU’s Italy debacle

14 June 2018

The crisis over the makeup of Italy’s government shows that the EU is desperate to assert itself as the master in the country – and that it is afraid of the anger of the Italian people.

TUC: 150 years young in 2018

16 October 2017

Workers need trade unions as much as ever. The TUC and its affiliates are now preparing for the momentous 150th anniversary in 2018. What can we learn from the TUC’s history?

EU causes pain in Catalonia

10 October 2017

The separatist movement in Catalonia and the reaction to it have raised questions about the future of Spain. The EU pretends to stand to one side but the cause is its policy of "A Europe of the Regions".

No to war on Korea

11 September 2017

US and British diplomats are leading the charge for war against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the pretext of trying to find a peaceful solution, but are in reality preparing for war.

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