Economy and Politics

  • 25 Aug 2012

    Putting fairness back into welfare is the theme of a panel discussion taking place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25 August.

  • 24 Aug 2012

    Along with a couple of colleagues from Ekklesia I'll be at the Greenbelt Festival this weekend (which Mark Thomas says is his favourite alongsi

  • 22 Aug 2012

    As government becomes more technocratic and anonymous, and as recession and financial chaos makes people angry and suspicious towards the political class, the need to be seen to be “where people are” and to shape public mood through cultural activity large and small is here to stay, says Simon Barrow.

  • 22 Aug 2012

    Walk wide of people with a book to sell. This may be interpreted as an unwise remark coming from a writer, but the recent comments from five 'rising stars' of the Tory party who are promoting their book 'Britannia in Chains' is a reminder that literary self-interest can be as ugly as any other variety.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    The government is failing in its pledge to rebalance the economy, relying too much on financial services, says the latest TUC economy report.

  • 20 Aug 2012

    This is the theme of an expert panel discussion that will take place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25th August 2012.

  • 20 Aug 2012

    The United Church of Canada has agreed to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements located within occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 20 Aug 2012

    Atos, the company that conducts Work Capability Assessments (WCA) for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), is sponsoring the Paralympics. The irony of this is almost beyond words. A company causing fear and distress to countless disabled people is attempting to improve its image by associating itself with the achievements of other disabled people.

  • 19 Aug 2012

    The trial and imprisonment of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot has split the country, brought criticism on the Church and provoked global outrage.

  • 18 Aug 2012

    New research has revealed that 56 per cent of British adults believe that tax avoidance by multinational companies is morally wrong