Economy and Politics

  • 4 Aug 2012

    A new report published by trade unions and voluntary groups has highlighted potential flaws in the government's localism agenda.

  • 4 Aug 2012

    All Things Considered, the half-hour award-winning flagship of BBC Wales (radio) that is presented by Roy Jenkins every Sunday at 9:00 AM, will discuss Syria live tomorrow (Sunday, 5 August 2012) and I will be a panellist in the BBC studio.

  • 1 Aug 2012

    The UK government’s harsh treatment of sick and disabled people claiming welfare benefits has largely been backed by the media, with some exceptions. This has helped fuel increasing hostility to disabled people from the public. But, unusually, in late July, two prime-time television documentaries exposed the bizarre tests used to falsely find people ‘fit for work’, and the human cost to claimants and their families.

  • 31 Jul 2012

    Those across the country who care about human rights for all should oppose the trend to push disabled people into cheap and cheerless institutional living, says Savi Hensman. While councils do indeed face difficult financial challenges, taking away basic rights from any section of the community is not the answer.

  • 31 Jul 2012

    Halfway through the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Paul Mason, Economics Editor of the BBC’s Newsnight tweeted, ‘Entire ceremony has echoes of catholic priesthood who taught Danny (and me) - rerum novarum etc’. I was glad when I read this, as I was beginning to think I’d been imagining it.

  • 30 Jul 2012

    The London Green Party have urged Boris Johnson to break his silence over the arrest of 182 cyclists in east London during the Olympic opening ceremony.

  • 30 Jul 2012

    Olympic sponsor GE faces calls to honour the ‘Olympic Truce’ by acting to stop the use of its drone components in strikes carried out by the US in Pakistan and Yemen.

  • 29 Jul 2012

    Civil liberties campaigners are calling for explanations following the arrest of over 130 people near Olympic venues in east London this weekend.

  • 28 Jul 2012

    Giving the go-ahead for more gaming machines on the high street threatens a surge in problem gambling, say Church groups.

  • 26 Jul 2012

    War on Want has accused the chief executive of Adidas of making unsubstantiated and contradictory claims about the pay of workers making its clothes.