Once the voice of the more civilised wing of the party, the think-tank is now firmly in the Let’s Get Nasty Again tendency
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Sunday 11 November 2012
It is pleasing to see the Labour Party inching towards a stronger policy on the living wage (Ed Miliband exclusive interview, 4 November), but disappointing that the movement is so small. If this is a "central part" of Mr Miliband's vision, then enforcing a living wage clause in Whitehall contracts and "naming and shaming" big companies are rather small steps.
'Courtroom chaos': Government accused of endangering justice by using cut-price courtroom interpreters
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Britain’s leading translators today accused the government of endangering justice with a cut-price private contract for courtroom interpreters, which is “dangerous to the interests of public safety."
Friday 05 October 2012
Almost 1.2m low paid people could see the state handouts which top up their wages reduced unless they work longer hours, according to report published today.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Most Britons begrudge paying tips, regardless of the quality of service they receive, according to a survey.
Sunday 17 June 2012
Thursday 14 June 2012
Getting a job is no guarantee of escaping poverty in modern Britain, according to a new report by Oxfam, as new Government figures are expected to show a rise in the “working poor” today.
Saturday 09 June 2012
President's austerity plans are in jeopardy as the hard left is set for a strong showing
Monday 16 January 2012
Hong Kong has the most free economy in the world, thanks to a combination of light regulation and the embracing of laissez-faire economic policy, according to the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing, US-based think tank.
Friday 13 January 2012
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Tuesday 07 June 2011
The left-wing former army officer Ollanta Humala has won Peru's bitterly contested presidential elections after his hard-right rival Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat.
Friday 13 May 2011
In a speech to the Institute of Directors this week, George Osborne took aim at the "costly impact" of Britain's employment regulations. The Chancellor promised that the Government would publish a "wholesale review" of this area of the law. This will apparently look at the unlimited penalties applied to discrimination in employment tribunals and aim to "simplify" the administration of the minimum wage. It will also "review" those regulations that guarantee the existing pay and conditions of workers when their employer is taken over and "reform" the consultation period for collective redundancies. These are all vague words. And it is unclear what the implications will be.
Friday 08 April 2011
The national minimum wage is to increase by 15p to £6.08 per hour from October. The below inflation rise of 2.5 per cent, which matches the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission, was criticised as "modest" by TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Firms should look to hire unemployed Britons as the Government's annual immigration cap for workers from outside the EU comes into force today, Immigration Minister Damian Green said.
Friday 18 February 2011
A clown who won a seat in Brazil's Congress by a landslide has stayed true to his former profession by messing up his first vote.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2