Economy and Politics

  • 5 May 2011

    There was a tremendously good ‘Yes to Fairer Votes’ rally last night. We sat in the raked theatre of the Royal Institution where the great 19th century experiments were tested that opened the way to the modern era. Will we be so lucky with the British voting system?

  • 5 May 2011

    Fairer votes campaigners from all parties and none have called upon people across Britain to vote for improving politics and to reject negativity in today's AV poll.

  • 4 May 2011

    The US decision to site interceptor missiles at the Deveselu air base in Romania has triggered warnings from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

  • 4 May 2011

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain has voted to work with other churches against big companies which avoid paying tax to the detriment of the world's poor.

  • 3 May 2011

    The Salafi-jihadist movement is losing its recruitment pool in the Arab world, says Murad Batal al-Shishani, an Islamic groups and terrorism issues analyst. Al-Qaida and others' latest strategies look elsewhere, and the death of Osama Bin Laden will not affect these plans.

  • 3 May 2011

    No matter which way the winds blow in the weeks ahead, it is clear that the majority of Syrians desperately seek reform but they also fear sectarianism and foreign intervention, says Harry Hagopian. Much will depend upon how parties both inside and outside the country, including the power-brokers, choose to respond. An approach which feeds hope at the base rather than replicating top-down diplomacy is needed.

  • 3 May 2011

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has condemned the US decision to site interceptor missiles at the Deveselu air base in Romania.

  • 3 May 2011

    In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al-Qaida leader.

  • 3 May 2011

    A YouGov poll for Scotland on Sunday over the Bank Holiday weekend suggests a breakthrough for the Greens, up to seven per cent and ahead of the Lib Dems.

  • 2 May 2011

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call on the Taliban and al-Qaida to renounce violence in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden is a statement from the heart of a world power which feels a renewed sense of vigour in the light of what is being called a "policy success". But it does not strike one as arising from a very thoughtful, perceptive or accurate view of the world.