Author Archives: Ben Mackay

Five more things the government should do for LGBT rights in the UK


Marriage equality doesn’t mean that the battle for LGBT rights in the UK is over.

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It’s The Sun Wot Lost It

The newspaper industry, and the power of the press barons, is declining. The internet is on the rise and this holds opportunities for the left.

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Liberal Democrat run council employs 300 people on zero-hour contracts

Cornwall Council has been using more than 300 people on zero hour contracts, it has been revealed this week.

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Miliband to set out radical alternative to coalition failure

At conference Ed Miliband will develop his responsible capitalism theme and announce new policies to boost construction and house building, help out small businesses and also ensure that improved skills and wages are at the heart of a Labour government.

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29 US states allow you to be fired for being gay

In 29 states there are no anti-discrimination laws regarding sexual orientation and in 34 states it is legal to discriminate against transgender people.

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Half of school leavers don’t go to uni – let’s not forget them

Political debate tends to revolve around school leavers who go onto university, but there has been a lack of focus on the half of young people who don’t.

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Five reasons why George Osborne is wrong

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George Osborne’s declaration that his economic policy is “working” will have come as something of a shock to millions of families up and down the country.

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It will take 120 years before women make up half of world leaders

A new report by the VSO reveals the sheer scale of the under-representation of women across parliaments and governments around the world.

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Oops! ‘Green’ parking permit in Barnet now costs more than regular permit

Barnet residents entitled to a ‘green’ parking permit for low emission vehicles now have to pay more than people with more environmentally unfriendly cars.

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Are The Times and The Sun marching to Murdoch’s tune?

On Thursday both The Times and The Sun, Rupert Murdoch-backed newspapers, made the same misleading claims about a Labour Party review into the British economy.

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