Economy and Politics

  • 1 Dec 2011

    Two-thirds of schools and thousands of agencies shut down yesterday as over 2 million workers joined 'the biggest strike in a generation', according to organisers.

  • 1 Dec 2011

    Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashal met in Cairo recently to try to resolve their differences. The outcome is not totally clear yet, says commentator Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. But what is certain is that it will take more than handshaking and an embrace for Palestinians to settle their deep divisions.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    This evening I have had the privilege of speaking with students at Royal Holloway College in the University of London. They today began an occupation of their college, camping outside the Principal's office and calling on him to oppose the government's agenda for higher education.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    My latest Middle East Analysis pod-cast is a two-parter whose chief foci this time round are the fast-moving developments in Syria and Egypt.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    “We're all in this together” has never seemed so cynically mendacious as it does today (30 November) – the day after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and the day on which public service workers are taking part in the largest organised day of action for a generation.

  • 30 Nov 2011

    A union initiative will give savings from today's 'pension robbery' and anti-cuts strike to grassroots groups fighting poverty in Britain.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    CND has expressed outrage at what it described as "Government bad faith" over Trident replacement.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    It’s staring George Osborne in the face. It’s written in the Autumn Statement. But the Chancellor still doesn’t get it, says Jonathan Bartley. But the green challenge is central to developing a just, sustainable economy.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    Japanese Catholic bishops have released an anti-nuclear message delayed for six months, following pressure from business people.

  • 29 Nov 2011

    The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has not gone far enough to ease the burden on the poorest and most vulnerable, a leading Church of Scotland minister says.