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Consult, listen and lead

Published: July 22, 2017
Written by Tribune Editorial

The amorphous power of Brexit crunch is upon us. It has already taken over British politics and gets underway in practice with the complex process of transferring European Union law …

Reflections

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

Since 1949, China’s Communist Party has maintained that there is only one China – a dogma it aptly calls the One China policy. It therefore sees Taiwan, or the Republic …

As I Please

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

The upside of Theresa May shaking her magic money tree is that the Tory leader proved austerity was never an economic necessity and always a Tory political choice. Purchasing with …

Now is the time to mobilise

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Tribune Editorial

The labour movement is buzzing. The old order is crumbling and something new, something fresh, has been created. The fervour is justified at the very least because any credibility claimed …

Pound Notes

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Stephen Pound

When I first visited Grenfell Tower after the horrific, murderous and entirely avoidable fire that has killed so many innocents I was struck by the fact that green trees and …

Westminster Watch

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

The eventual, inevitable downfall of Theresa May could well prove to have been triggered by post-election reports from Tory constituencies whose incumbents either lost or only narrowly survived. A good …

Out And About

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Without Jeremy Corbyn as leader, Labour would have won the election outright. Absolute rubbish. As hypotheses go, this one, forwarded by a number of senior Labour figures in the immediate …

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by John Street

Do you think it’s alright? The Grenfell Tower disaster has exposed the corrupt heart of private capital in “social” housing. It has also exposed, if more evidence is needed, the …

Prescriptions

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

As part of the Five Year Forward View (5YFV), a wide-ranging strategy for the NHS in England, every health and care system in the country has been asked to create …

In Perspective

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Catherine Macleod

It’s a simple question. There should be a simple answer. The question is this. Why is trades union membership declining so sharply? The figures are startling. Last year unions lost …

Ireland Eye

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by John Coulter

The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn should take careful note of the DUP/Tory body language during the signing of the supposedly historic £1 billion deal which keeps Theresa May’s minority …

Brainwaves

Published: June 19, 2017
Written by Chris Proctor

Ruddy Tories. I’d counted on them trouncing us so I could get my new job and move house. And they’ve let me down. I was confident the Blues would sweep …

John Street’s Diary

Published: June 19, 2017
Written by John Street

Street fighting man No-one can now question Jeremy Corbyn’s stamina. The 68-year-old has met and addressed over a hundred thousand people at campaign events. While Theresa May’s campaign was defined …

As I Please

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

In the wholesale slaughter of political wisdom last week, unnoticed amidst the piles of wiseacre corpses of pollsters and the wider commentariat, lay a particularly welcome casualty. It was that …

Letter From America

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Ian Williams

Maybe the so-called Special Relationship gets extra spirit from the Tory “understanding” with the DUP. In both Washington and London, the purported leaders of their countries do not have a …

Out Of Africa

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Bryan Rostron

At home I have a 100 billion Zimbabwean dollar note pinned to the fridge door. Rather like the insanely hyper-inflated mark during the Weimar Republic, this pastel blue banknote would …

Undercurrents

Published: June 16, 2017
Written by Joy Johnson

Theresa May, as Prime Minister, has done what so many politicians have done in the past – believed her own propaganda and the assurances of yes people that surrounded her. …

Out of the cage

Published: June 16, 2017
Written by Paul Routledge

John Grogan admitted that he expected to be watching the Yorkshire versus Surrey cricket at Headingley last Tuesday, not heading down to Westminster to vote for a Commons Speaker. Few …

Westminster Watch

Published: June 16, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

As the newbies and retreads troop into Parliament to be sworn in as MPs, few of them believe that this country has a viable government after Theresa May’s Queen’s Speech …

John Street’s Election Diary

Published: June 7, 2017
Written by John Street

Now it’s all over, we can look back at the most cringe-worthy – but sometimes pertinent – moments of the election campaign. “What is it about the recent 20% opinion …

As I Please

Published: June 7, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

The tragedy of voters liking Corbyn Uncut much more than the distorted Jeremy they saw in large parts of the media, and his personal and Labour’s popularity improving after big …

Ireland Eye

Published: June 7, 2017
Written by John Coulter

If the republican movement is to have a meaningful voice in the UK’s Brexit negotiations, it must exorcise the demon of abstentionism from Sinn Fein. Since its formation in 1905, …