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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Saturday 08 December 2012
Campaign has begun by firms hoping to cash in on outsourced services
Thursday 22 November 2012
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plans to use payment-by-results to boost prisoner rehabilitation won't work because the success of such programmes is so difficult to monitor, according to the peer once tasked with overhauling Britain's prison system.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Better figures bring the biggest privatisation since the railways a step closer
Sunday 14 October 2012
The economic ethos of European neo-fascism, from the Golden Dawn to the British National Party, has historically been anti-neoliberal and anti-globalisation
Saturday 06 October 2012
In a history littered with ignominious moments, this week was a low point in the annals of Britain’s train network. But don’t despair, Simon Calder has a plan to get them back on track
Thursday 23 August 2012
Nina Bawden, the celebrated children's story writer, has died at the age of 87, her publisher said.
Thursday 16 August 2012
So, the bastards have won this round. Today half a million 18-year-olds will get their A-level results and join the scramble for university places that now cost three times what they did last year. Higher education is looking more and more like it was designed by a cutthroat consumer recasting of Thomas Gradgrind, Dickens's cold-blooded headmaster from Hard Times, who believed that profit was the only point of learning.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Two universities are negotiating deals to outsource their services to private companies, in what could be a new model for higher education.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
The private firm at the centre of the Olympics security shambles is looking to hire former police officers as civilian investigators to work on sensitive, high-profile cases.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Philip Hammond says Olympic chaos forced policy rethink
Friday 10 August 2012
Away from the medals, have we been as successful in making the games a great experience for athletes and tourists alike?
Thursday 02 August 2012
Thousands of workers at the DVLA and Transport Department will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of a long-running dispute over jobs, office closures, pay and privatisation.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Another 1,200 troops were put on standby to provide Olympics security tonight as the fallout from the G4S chaos continued.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Thousands of staff at the Home Office, including airport immigration workers, have voted to go on strike over jobs, pay and other issues, raising the threat of industrial action hitting the Olympics.
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
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