Economy and Politics

  • 31 Mar 2012

    The government of the Republic of Ireland are restructuring bank debts, but have been accused of punishing the public for the crimes of bankers and speculators.

  • 31 Mar 2012

    Christian campaigners for peace and justice have given a mixed reaction to the election of the Respect Party’s George Galloway in the Bradford West by-election.

  • 30 Mar 2012

    A group of Muslim and Christian leaders have been to see the president of the elections governing body, calling for an end to manipulative practices.

  • 30 Mar 2012

    The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has today (30 March) made an urgent call for a major overhaul of the UK’s extradition arrangements with the US.

  • 29 Mar 2012

    Economic inequality is growing in the UK. The government is slashing the welfare state, while parts of the media demonise disabled people, benefit recipients and the working class generally. Since the 1990s, churches in the UK have spoken out strongly about global inequality. Are we now prepared to speak up just as strongly about inequality in the UK, and to make the links with the global situation?

  • 29 Mar 2012

    Greens are calling on the Scottish government to back the idea of local energy companies. They say renewable energy should not be left to tycoons and big business.

  • 29 Mar 2012

    The development agency Progressio has responded factually to a critical House of Lords Economics Committee Report on UK Aid and its future.

  • 29 Mar 2012

    The housing and homelessness charity Shelter has revealed that renting a two-bedroom home in London is unaffordable for families earning less than £52,000.

  • 28 Mar 2012

    In the cash for access row the Conservatives have portrayed Labour’s relationship with the unions as equivalent to, and just as insidious as, their own relationship with a handful of rich donors. This is highly disingenuous. The Downing Street dinners only illustrate what we have all known all along: that rich people naturally gravitate towards the Conservative party, but whoever is in power they will always, as individuals, try to wield a disproportionate influence in their own interest.

  • 27 Mar 2012

    The region Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Morocco, Yemen and many others - is a tinderbox ready to be set ablaze, says Dr Harry Hagopian. So can the collective wisdom of the international community overcome its short-term stratagems and leap forward with political determination? Or will the haunting predictions of a well-placed Syrian activist from Homs who wryly suggested that we are in for a decade of sporadic and prolonged civil wars indeed come true? The stakes are high in Syria and beyond.