SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION:
THE TRADE UNION CASE FOR REFORM

Women bear the brunt

While the cost of living crisis is hitting most people, Alice Arkwright looks at how it will hit women hardest

We need PR at Westminster for Labour councillors everywhere

Proportional Representation at general elections would, in turn, revitalise local government, says Karen Constantine

Starmer’s imprint on Labour

Eric Shaw on why rule changes and bans have not enabled Starmer’s star to shine

Toppling the Tories

Boris Johnson has been found out. But, having decided to front it out, his government is now launching a fresh assault on the living conditions and rights of most UK citizens

Dropping the pilot

As Boris Johnson and chancellor Sunak receive police fines for Covid law-breaking, Trevor Fisher wonders if Labour can capitalise

Not all in this together

Colin Lawson finds the chancellor’s spring statement inflicts more pain

Illegal and inhumane

Don Flynn says Priti Patel’s Rwanda scheme is just another day on the Culture War frontline

Why is it so difficult to talk about China?

Jenny Clegg proposes it is time to not just talk about, but also to, China

Democracy – you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. . .

Three changes to the law last week mean democracy in the UK is now hanging by a thread, says Don Flynn

Language lessons

Patrick Mulcahy on a film of sadness & sensitivity

Trade unionists show solidarity with Ukraine

Julie Ward reports on trade union mobilisation against Putin’s war

Nuclear costs will swamp Labour’s green energy plans

Why Labour's green policies are fatally undermined by its 'nuclear first' stance, says Dave Toke

Why Proportional Representation is better for workers

Professor Robert Ford lays out the injustices of the first-past-the-post system, and demonstrates why trade unions should back PR