All articles by: Keith Richmond

Critics want tax action

Published: November 16, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

Critics have urged the Conservative-led coalition to act after it was revealed that three of Britain’s biggest privatised water companies pay little or no tax on their enormous profits while …

Coalition in the dock

Published: October 20, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

The Conservative-led coalition has been accused of being inconsistent in the way it deals with other countries over human rights

Cuts and PFI debts put NHS jobs at risk

Published: October 19, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

The scale of the problems caused by the Conservative-led coalition’s public sector cuts – and the difficulties caused by New Labour’s controversial and much-criticised Private Finance Initiative in the National …

Burnham’s NHS pledge

Published: October 3, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

Andy Burnham, the Shadow Health Secretary, was cheered to the rafters when he promised to reverse the Conservative-led coalition’s privatisation of the National Health Service if the party wins the …

Subversion and loyalty at Progress rally

Published: October 3, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

The Progress rally, held by the right-wing pressure group in the basement of the Comedy Store, underneath the railway arches by the side of the canal at Deansgate Locks, was …

UCATT denounces new bill as too little and too late

Published: September 9, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

Britain’s biggest construction union has condemned the Conservative-led coalition’s plans to try to kick start the industry with an Infrastructure Financial Assistance Bill, which would allow the Government to underwrite …

No change in flatlining patient

Published: September 7, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

Signs that the British economy, as Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor, is always quick to tell George Osborne, is flatlining are still coming thick and fast. All the key economic …

Luminaries for festival

Published: July 13, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

Thousands of trade union members, grassroots campaigners and labour movement activists are expected to brave the mud and rain this weekend to celebrate the Tolpuddle Martyrs – the six agricultural …

NUT pours scorn on Gove leaked exam plans

Published: June 29, 2012
Written by Keith Richmond

The National Union of Teachers has launched a withering attack on Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education, after his plans to reform GCSE examinations were leaked. Christine Blower, …