Economy and Politics

  • 10 Mar 2012

    I admire David Ison, who was appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral earlier this week, for speaking up for same-sex marriage in his first national media interview after being appointed. I'm sorry that he ruined it within days by defending the forced eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange in language that manages to be both evasive and insulting.

  • 10 Mar 2012

    Today (Saturday 10 March 2012) I will be in conversation with Sarah McAllister from Belfast on Premier Radio's Newstalk half-hour programme, at 11.30 AM.

  • 9 Mar 2012

    Figures published by Department for Communities and Local Government show 48,510 households across England were accepted as homeless by local authorities in 2011

  • 8 Mar 2012

    “Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.” These words from Disraeli's 1845 novel 'Sybil' could have been written for Norwich MP Chloe Smith.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    Cash strapped as it seeks to avoid the European debt crisis, Italy's parliament is debating a measure to force church-owned properties to pay property taxes.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    Scottish environmental activists are confident that business tycoon Donald Trump's "misinformed" views on wind energy will be demolished.

  • 6 Mar 2012

    International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - has today (6 March) issued a report on the global financing of the nuclear weapons industry.

  • 6 Mar 2012

    Sebastian Coe has come under pressure ove reports of abuses of Bangladeshi workers producing clothes for Adidas, official sportswear partner of the 2012 Games.

  • 4 Mar 2012

    The Green Party of England and Wales, meeting in Liverpool, has voted to recommend progressive new food legislation to tackle childhood obesity.

  • 4 Mar 2012

    Edinburgh’s library services are threatened with cuts to the service overall, including reductions in hours, community and trade union activists say.