July 23, 2016

The start of the school holidays should be a happy time for children, but in too many cases the anticipation of leisurely sunny days and fun activities has been replaced by worry and anxiety.

July 18, 2016

Owen Smith, the absurdly self-described “unity candidate” for the Labour leadership, will be one of many Labour MPs voting in favour of the Trident nuclear weapons system today. Indeed, he has already gone further. Yesterday, he gave an explicit “yes” to the question of whether he would be willing to deploy nuclear weapons as Prime Minister.

July 12, 2016

As she launched her leadership campaign, Angela Eagle

July 8, 2016

The idea of paying social security benefits via a prepaid card has been popular in certain political circles for some time.

July 6, 2016

As the Chilcot report was released, bereaved relatives of soldiers who died in Iraq uttered terrible truths.

June 17, 2016

Over the last few weeks, as the EU referendum has gathered pace, a question has appeared time and time again on my Facebook timeline.

June 16, 2016

Millions of workers across the UK rightly feel exploited.

June 10, 2016

It’s rare for me to give a standing ovation in a theatre. But on Wednesday I readily rose from my seat in the Royal Court Theatre to applaud six ex-soldiers from two sides of the same war.

May 28, 2016

The Children’s Commissioner has reported that many children who need mental health support are not receiving th

May 19, 2016

Watching the Queen’s Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord