If we don't like rich landlords then we can raise taxes on the rich generally, but it will be a brave politician who suggests it
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Thursday 30 January 2014
Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police
Monday 20 January 2014
Vince Cable was potentially heading towards another political battering over the flotation of Royal Mail today as the chairman said it should give its chief executive a pay rise beyond her present £1.25 million package.
Thursday 16 January 2014
You don't have to be Marxist to want a better world, but sometimes student politics makes it feel that way
Two thirds of contracts for NHS services in England awarded in the last eight months have gone to the private sector
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Labour has accused the Government of allowing the private sector to “cherry-pick” successful NHS services after a survey revealed NHS contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds had gone to private companies since the Coalition's health reforms.
Thursday 09 January 2014
The resurgence in student activism at the end of last year must be harnessed to build lasting change, argues Harrison Jones
Monday 06 January 2014
The Energy department has vowed to appoint the first chairman of the body dishing out subsidies for investment in renewable technology by next month.
Exclusive: No privatised lie detector tests for sex offenders following outsourcing scandals involving G4S and Serco
Sunday 05 January 2014
Decision to scrap outsourcing of controversial polygraph tests is latest blow to Government's privatisation plans following scandals involving G4S and Serco
A Greek archipelago for €8.5m, a Maltese passport for €1m and Polish castles going for a song... welcome to the great European fire sale
Wednesday 01 January 2014
For some, austerity Europe is a land of opportunity – castles, islands, citizenship are all up for grabs. But not all the locals are happy
Friday 13 December 2013
While 21 per cent were changing suppliers in 2006, just 11.5 per cent have changed this year
Tuesday 10 December 2013
55 per cent said they believed cuts had “significantly impacted on patient care and safety”.
Monday 09 December 2013
Royal Mail workers will receive a three-year pay rise worth around 9% and legally-binding employment protections under a "landmark" agreement.
Sunday 01 December 2013
The strongest brand in European train travel has reached the end of the line. The Rail Europe name is to be erased by Christmas – just as horizons for British train travellers are being expanded with a new Paris-Barcelona high-speed service.
Friday 29 November 2013
Goldman Sachs bankers on the Royal Mail privatisation will again be hauled in front of MPs after their colleagues valued the postal service at nearly twice the price at which it was floated.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Shares of Royal Mail rallied in early trading after half-year profits more than doubled to £233 million, as the newly-privatised postal operator benefited from strong demand for online shopping.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The controversial government funded Commonwealth Development Corporation, which invests taxpayer’s money into businesses in poverty-stricken emerging markets, saw a surge in the value of its stakes in the past year.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
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- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth