The Chancellor is already claiming that there is no alternative to his plans. But that is simply not true. And, furthermore, the economic assumptions on which his fiscal forecasts are based are quite challenge-able.
Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield, argued for a stronger fiduciary duty on the managers of investments yesterday. He moved a Ten Minute Rule Bill yesterday, which is a way to “test Parliament’s opinion” rather than to make new law. He said:
Over the decades, the Labour movement has championed workers rights. Now we must champion the rights [...]
Following on from a piece in the Independent on Sunday, John Rentoul offers us some more tautologies
I’ve already written about the battle for gay rights gearing up to happen at the Sochi Olympics, and it’s right this should be our primary focus. LGBT Russians are in trouble and need our support. Vladimir Putin, I argued, has inadvertently given the world a perfect opportunity to do so.
It now looks as though this [...]
Depression Diary, Part 2
Most writing about depression, mine included, rightly focuses on the pain and misery involved. The idea of sadness unattached to a cause is difficult, in my experience, for non-sufferers to get their head around.
Every depressive dreads the well-intentioned but worse-than-useless advice normals give us: Have you tried exercise? Fake it ’til [...]
As Labour’s National Executive meets, it seems there may now be three categories of voter in future leadership elections
The Seattle Seahawks might have won the Super Bowl, but they were roundly trumped by their opponents roster of names
Masturbation could well be the greatest single social good in the history of humanity.
The cut in the top rate of income tax from 50p in the pound to 45p, announced in 2012 and taking effect last year, was one of the big mistakes David Cameron and George Osborne made.
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