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Reviewing Economic Inequality

Britain – by historical and international standards – is a very unequal place. After a decade that brought us the Spirit level and a new...

In Defence of Europe, In Defence of the EU Budget

The mix of deceit and incompetence of the government isn't the worst aspect of the recent imbroglio over the EU budget. Tory troubles may...

Our Broken Economy: Ed’s mission

Ed Miliband had to rally his troops this week. In truth – this was already done for him prior to his big speech on...

The Ed Balls Poll: The Results

Ed Balls and his ideas have been under serious scrutiny this week. The results of our poll are in and he won't like the...

The pressure on Ed Balls mounts

Time for Ed Balls to roll...? In recent days the pressure on Ed Balls and his place in Ed Miliband's Labour front bench has been...

The problematic economics of Balls

The extent of Ed Balls’ toxic influence over Labour’s political economy does not begin and end with the current ‘austerity-lite’ agenda. The impression made...

Don Flynn on the case for free movement

Eurosceptics make all the noise, but the real case for free movement and migration has yet to be heard. David Cameron’s vow last week...

The case for Northern devolution

Paul Salveson returns to the increasingly pertinent 'English Question' and specifically the case for Northern devolution

The New Devolution Politics & the ‘Neverendum’

The aftermath of the referendum has been won by Scotland's Nationalists. This could have serious long-term consequences which could still see Scotland go it...

Northern lessons Labour must Learn

Chartist's Paul Salveson, who writes our Points & Crossings column, has recently left the Labour party to join Yorkshire First, a party formed around the mission of a devolved assembly for Yorkshire. Here he tells us - and the Labour party - why.

‘real’ labour market reform demands collective bargaining’s revival

The version of 'labour market reform' we've had to swallow for 30 years has successfully destroyed much of collective wage bargaining in Britain and...