Economy and Politics

  • 8 May 2015

    We have to resist: we have to throw sand in the works But more generally, now is not the time for despair.

  • 8 May 2015

    On the eve of the election, 650 stories from people at the sharp end of austerity were read aloud in a live performance, as part of artist-activist Liz Crow’s Figures project.

  • 8 May 2015

    We will also be looking ‘Beyond the Ballot’… and from time-to-time giving you the opportunity to help keep us awake by making contributions (large or small, as you are able) to our post-election work

  • 8 May 2015

    As I write, it is unclear whether the Conservatives will have an overall majority. If not, I suspect they will try to rule as a minority government, although they may try some sort of deal. In the latter case, they could well be defeated in Parliament on at least some issues. In the former, they will still be vulnerable to rebellion from their own fractious backbenchers.

  • 7 May 2015

    I’m dangerous, and I know it: I’ve just voted. And not for one of The Approved Parties.

    No, I voted for the Scottish National Party candidate, Stephen Paterson. He’s the only one who can realistically defeat the candidate from the largest of The Approved Parties.

  • 7 May 2015

    Quakers in Britain have expressed the will to challenge the incoming UK government to adopt policies that will cut social injustice and build a more just, sustainable society.

  • 7 May 2015

    A new report published by Amnesty International reveals the " sheer terror and unbearable suffering" of civilians under aerial bobmardment in the besieged city of Aleppo.

  • 7 May 2015

    I am often cautious about making election forecasts, but when it comes to the Green Party, I’m unusually confident about my predictions.

  • 7 May 2015

    It seems that quite a lot of candidates don't like getting too close to voters. To me, the revealing thing about Gordon Brown's little brush with Gillian Duffy five years ago were the words "...they should never have put me with that woman".

  • 7 May 2015

    Fifteen UKIP candidates and two Conservatives have signed a statement that commits them to opposing the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system. Unfortunately, they appear to have done so by accident.