Coronavirus

Tories building back insecurity

Kate Bell on how unions pushed the Tories on furlough scheme but stop-start short-termism is creating unnecessary redundancies, especially among Black workers

Battered and vital

Ralph Berry on how the Covid pandemic has revealed the value of local partnerships

Tories caught out on schools catch-up

Dave Lister on how penny pinching provoked the resignation of top government commissar

Tory handouts to royalty, rich elites, tax exiles. . .

Prem Sikka on the corporate winners in the pandemic

Women in firing line

Alice Arkwright says TUC research spotlights gender discrimination writ large in the pandemic

Progressive politics beyond the pandemic

Robin Hambleton suggests that Covid-19 is opening up new political possibilities

Britain’s post-Covid settlement?

Bryn Jones says Sunak’s cunning plans - and Labour’s timid alternative - are no 1945 moment

Covid mental health fallout

Steven Walker says action is needed to avert crisis amongst the poor and young

Tories waste billions of taxpayers’ money

Prem Sikka says the cronyism evident in numerous Covid-related contracts awarded by the Tories is nothing new to British capitalism

Schooling in a time of Covid

Dave Lister on a litany of broken promises, planning failures and continuing safety anxieties

Facing oblivion

Simon Tait reports on the dire prospects for the arts in a time of Covid

Government stonewalls on justice for families

Jo Goodman on growing urgency for government inquiry into Covid-19 deaths