Economy and Politics

  • 8 Sep 2011

    On Tuesday (13 September), one of the world’s largest arms fairs will open in London. The London arms fair – known euphemistically as Defence & Security International (DSEi) – will see some of the world’s most vicious regimes and active warmongers send delegations to London to view arms and make deals.

  • 8 Sep 2011

    Welsh speakers have expressed alarm that a decision by Ofcom could leave a predominantly Welsh-speaking area without Welsh medium radio.

  • 8 Sep 2011

    The London Chamber of Commerce have been accused of running scared from public opinion after moving a seminar for arms dealers to an undisclosed location.

  • 7 Sep 2011

    A coalition of NGOs, local residents and faith groups has announced a wave of protests as one of the world's largest arms fairs takes place in London.

  • 6 Sep 2011

    The debate on Scottish independence in advance of a mooted 2016 referendum is only just beginning, but Simon Barrow suggests that the contours of a fresh agenda on both sides is already emerging in surprising comments from representatives of the Westminster parties north of the border.

  • 6 Sep 2011

    Anti-arms trade campaigners have launched a media blitz in East London to protest against the forthcoming arms fair at the ExCel Centre.

  • 5 Sep 2011

    The North-east of Scotland has been let down by the recent decision by the Court of Session to reject the objections of local residents to the controversial Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, say Scottish Greens.

  • 5 Sep 2011

    Even if the government is able to push its Health Bill through Parliament in its present form, there may be a heavy political price to pay later, says Savi Hensman. A different way forward is needed for the NHS.

  • 4 Sep 2011

    Christian leaders in Australia have welcomed a ruling from Australia's highest court that Australia cannot send asylum seekers to Malaysia.

  • 3 Sep 2011

    A few weeks ago I had a holiday in India. I used to live there and so I might be one of the few foreigners who actually loves arriving in Delhi, stepping out of the airport into the cruel heat, sooty air and architecture of the perpetually half-built.