Economy and Politics

  • 23 Jan 2012

    The Welfare Reform Bill debate has now given way to open warfare, says Simon Barrow. These latest battles are as much about the soul (or lack of it) of the coalition project as they are about money or the demographics of power. The government can command majorities in both Houses. But it is losing the argument, losing good will and storing up massive costs - financial and political - for the future.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    With Liberal Democrats deeply divided on welfare reform, senior coalition figures have united to attack bishops and faith leaders over benefit capping.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders have issued a joint call for the government's household welfare benefit cap to exclude child benefit.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Peers will today debate two amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill which supporters say are vital to the mental wellbeing of the poorest in the UK.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Occupy London has left the office block it took over at the weekend, after finding out that it was indeed in the process of renovation for domestic use.

  • 22 Jan 2012

    The government’s consultation on the statutory register of lobbyists is deeply unsatisfactory and deceptive, say political reform campaigners.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    Occupy London, itself battling eviction from outside St Paul's Cathedral, has repossessed Roman House, an abandoned financial services office building.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    While David Cameron and Ed Miliband continue to support relentless growth and minor amendments to the economic system, the inequalities inherent in that system will prosper, says Jonathan Bartley. A more thoroughgoing critique and real alternatives are needed.

  • 21 Jan 2012

    Christian Aid has welcomed Labour leader Ed Miliband’s determination to tackle the tax havens harming both UK public finances and the world's poor

  • 21 Jan 2012

    Earlier this week, a meeting took place at Lambeth Palace in London between key representatives from the Church of England, the Catholic Church as well as the Church of Scotland on the one hand and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation on the other.