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Human rights trump trade deals

Published: March 24, 2017
Written by Joan Ryan

Turkey is a Nato ally, a partner in the fight against the so-called Islamic State, a key player in helping to tackle the current migrant crisis, a guarantor power in …

Can radical regionalism save Labour?

Published: March 24, 2017
Written by Paul Salveson

Few people, inside or outside the Labour Party, would disagree that the party is facing some very serious problems, which extend well beyond whom should lead it. As someone who …

May’s migration myths

Published: March 11, 2017
Written by Paul Donovan

Can the Prime Minister be seriously contemplating cutting links with the European Union’s single market – Britain’s largest trading area – because she really believes that “securing the borders” is …

Time to respect the vote for Brexit

Published: February 26, 2017
Written by Tribune Editorial

This could well be a collector’s edition – the first time Tribune has agreed with anything Boris Johnson has ever uttered: “I urge the British people to rise up and …

Construction hall of shame

Published: February 26, 2017
Written by Chuka Umunna

Blacklisting is a secretive, insidious and shoddy practice that has brought shame on our construction industry. Those who were responsible for it have yet to be properly held to account …

The banker’s takeover bid

Published: February 26, 2017
Written by Chris Myant

Which French presidential candidate has declared, repeatedly, “We have reached a final stage of capitalism which finds itself today trapped in its own inability to regulate its excesses”? One of …

Labelling the innocent

Published: February 25, 2017
Written by Charlie Beaumont

On the February 16, Paul Gambaccini (pictured), the Radio 2 DJ, announced his intention to sue the Metropolitan Police for false imprisonment, trespass to goods and land and the misuse …

All power to the ideals

Published: February 25, 2017
Written by Mark Perryman

A century ago, on February 23 1917, Russian women marched out in protest from the St Petersburg factories where they worked, defying Cossacks armed with swords, and took control of …

Surrey CC is no defender of care

Published: February 25, 2017
Written by Murray Rowlands

It is quite remarkable that Poly Toynbee of the Guardian could choose to turn the Tory Leader of Surrey County Council David Hodge into a defender of community care services …

Trump: The first ten days

Published: February 14, 2017
Written by James Douglas

American journalist John Reed’s chronicle of the October 1917 Russian Revolution, Ten Days That Shook The World, is rightly regarded as a classic chronicle of epoch-making events. Whether Donald Trump’s …

Nuclear weapons trouble is brewing

Published: February 14, 2017
Written by Glyn Ford

August saw Pyongyang’s first Beer Festival. When Ushers sold their Chard brewery lock, stock and literally barrels to the North Koreans in the 1990s, they were just glad to see …