• September 13, 2011

    Especially in areas where affordable housing is scarce, many of us – even if not about to be displaced ourselves – have friends or relatives who are about to lose their homes, with all that this involves, says Savi Hensman, explaining why the government’s programme of draconian cuts to housing benefit are so harmful.

  • September 12, 2011

    Warships arriving at the London arms fair have been delayed after their route was disrupted by critics of the arms trade taking nonviolent direct action.

  • September 5, 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.

  • August 20, 2011

    Britain may be broke, but the government's desperation to cut the deficit seems to have its limits. This morning, Eric Pickles has ruled out an increase in council tax for houses valued at more than £1million. He is portraying measures that would affect only the richest as an attack on the "middle class". In reality, the government is consistent in pursuing the interests of the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us.

  • August 10, 2011

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, appeared on Radio 4 this morning (10 August) and was asked about the underlying causes of the recent riots. He attributed them to a “sense of entitlement” among young people who were showing the effects of a lack of discipline in school.

  • June 30, 2011

    The leader of the Green Party in England and Wales is among those backing the huge wave of public sector strikes across the country today.

  • June 29, 2011

    Anti-cuts activists will join public sector strikes on 30 June, as part of the largest day of action against the government’s cuts so far.

  • June 20, 2011

    Newspapers have reported that the UK government is to publish a ‘Big Society’ bill, supposedly giving citizens more choice and control. In practice, this may involve offloading further responsibilities on to individuals, families and communities, forcing them to put in extra time and money or go without much-needed services.

  • June 19, 2011

    The Green Party has called for an end to "arbitrary, ego-driven economic policy-making". It wants an "open, rational debate" about sustainability.

  • June 13, 2011

    The NHS Future Forum is due to submit its report on government health reforms today. But new research shows that privatisation continues apace.