The chancellor’s recent Spending Review announcement and a subsequent letter from a civil servant to council housing authorities confirm that the government has got itself in a real muddle over policy towards rents in social housing.
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The argument for keeping the Trident nuclear deterrent boils down to the following: by getting rid of Trident Britain will lose its position as a leading world power; it will also leave the country open to attack by hostile powers.
In the wake of today’s speech Ed Miliband will face the biggest test of his leadership thus far – and it is a test of his own making.
In the wake of the Falkirk scandal there is increasing pressure on Labour leader Ed Miliband to distance his party from the trade unions. Some within Labour’s own ranks are even calling for the link between Labour and the trade unions to be severed.
It’s become increasingly clear in recent weeks that the Conservative Party is looking for anything it can with which to smear the Labour Party link with the trade unions.
When it comes to London’s exceptionally poor air quality Mayor of London Boris Johnson has his head stuck firmly in the sand.
An incoming Labour government will need an iron discipline on public spending and a bold plan for growth
In 2010 George Osborne set out his plan to rescue the UK’s economy, but this week we’ll once again see his failure laid bare. He told the country he would balance the books in this parliament, but his failure to get the economy moving again means that whoever is in government after May 2015 will inherit a deficit of over £90 billion.
Standfirst: Today is the start of the first ever national Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week. With this in mind Jamie Hewitt, government affairs manager at the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), looks at the challenges of raising public awareness about the disease and sets out why politicians need to do more.
The Electoral Reform Society loves a good election to get our teeth into – and May’s county council elections were no exception.
In the coverage of Ed Miliband’s recent speech at Newham Dockside, the sections of the speech on employment sadly received scant media coverage. The press focused instead on welfare and benefits.