When I was ten years old a helicopter crashed in a field next to my house. I was playing in the field at the time with two friends. We were eye witnesses to the crash and were understandably eager […]
There’s been a dramatic drop in consumption of basic commodities such as bread and milk in Greece in the first months of 2017, according to the Hellenic Food […]
I must say at the outset that I support Scottish independence. I will continue to campaign for it. However, as the indyref2 campaign continues its ‘phoney war’ phase, I would like […]
Debt from hedge funds to ease the squeeze in the NHS?
This madly dangerous proposal comes from Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement.
His big new idea is […]
We should use the Brexit process to talk about what matters to us rather than what’s good for British business in terms of trade, access to markets and regulations.
That’s the corporate agenda, which is the priority for all the […]
Finding ways to create real democracy in place of cuts and corporate agendas was at the heart of discussions at Croydon’s Ruskin House on Saturday 26 November.
The fifth Croydon Assembly since 2014 brought together community and political activists, anti-cuts […]
We had to wait for elder statesman Ken Clarke in questions from MPs to introduce, ever so gently, a reference to the threat of recession. It was the first and last time even a hint of reality […]
People rarely get the chance to have a direct say in political affairs but when they do, the consequences can be dramatic as the constitutional crisis that has erupted over Brexit testifies.
Parliament and the government are at bitter odds […]