March 29, 2016

The BBC are reporting today (29 March 2016) that since 2010, 25 per cent of libraries have closed, including 132 mobile libraries, 207 bu

March 26, 2016

How did you vote in the general election? For what you believed in? Out of custom and loyalty? Holding your nose? For the 'least worst'?

March 25, 2016

Ten years ago, Norman Kember,  the peace activist taken hostage in Iraq, returned home after being freed by SAS troops.

March 19, 2016

From the very beginning of his involvement in social security policy, Iain Duncan Smith got it wrong.

March 19, 2016

A ministerial resignation is always dramatic.

March 17, 2016

George Osborne may be a poor economist, but he is, beyond doubt, a skilful political operator.

March 16, 2016

In the days before the Budget, some altruistic individuals were telling George Osborne via social media that if tax cuts were to be made at the expense of disabled people, then they personally did

March 16, 2016

A regular  theme of George Osborne's Chancellorship has been to reduce taxes for the rich while cutting the wages and services of everyone else, particularly those who are poorer.

March 16, 2016

Gandhi said 'Poverty is the worst form of violence.' That being so, the Budget was a violent attack on people already battered and bruised.

March 15, 2016

Yesterday I wrote an email to an editor about a book I have written for 5-8 year olds and which will be published later this year.