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May at bay again under friendly fire

Published: January 28, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Tory turmoil and in-fighting over Brexit is again threatening Theresa May’s premiership. Former party chairman Grant Shapps urged the prime minister to “name a date” when she will stand down, …

Labour issues warning to Davos ‘elite’

Published: January 27, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell slammed the Davos elites who talk about reducing inequality but fail to deliver real change. “Labour is likely to go into government, so we are …

Tories trade blows over Brexit

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Tory infighting over Brexit threatened to undermine alleged progress at the Davos economic summit on future trade deals. US President Donald Trump predicted a “tremendous increase” in UK-US trade in …

May sidles up to Trump over trade

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Theresa May insisted the UK’s relationship with the US was “as strong as it ever has been” as she prepared for talks with Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum …

Legal reforms needed to protect women

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by James Douglas

The UK legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform, according to a ground-breaking report, which found that violence against women and girls is “endemic” in the UK. The …

Earnings still lag behind inflation

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The squeeze on workers’ living standards continues as earnings growth dipped in November and was once again well behind inflation. In November, growth in average weekly earnings growth, including bonuses, …

Demand for public inquiry over blacklisting

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by James Douglas

The barriers to justice faced by thousands of workers whose lives have been blighted being blacklisted by a secretive organisation set up by the UK largest construction companies have been …

Rough sleeping on the rise again

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Rough sleeping in England has increased for the seventh year in a row, with 4,751 people counted or estimated to be on the streets in autumn 2017, a 15% rise …

Treasury watchdog warning over housing crisis

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by James Douglas

The Treasury select committee has warned that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to tackle the housing crisis will fail without further reforms. His November Budget move to abolish stamp duty on …

Carillion chaos leaves no cash for creditors

Published: January 17, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

More evidence of chaos, collusion and incompetence behind the Carillion collapse emerged after ministers ordered an investigation by the Official Receiver to be broadened and fast-tracked. Accountants warned that tens …

MPs voice concern over Rohingya return

Published: January 16, 2018
Written by James Douglas

The Commons International Development Committee has raised “grave concern” about the plight of thousands of Rohingya people being returned to Myanmar, warning, that rape and sexual violence remain weapons of …

Lewis back in non-reshuffle

Published: January 16, 2018
Written by Chris McLaughlin

In what a spokesman denied was a reshuffle at all, Jeremy Corbyn has made 13 changes in the junior ranks of the Labour front bench and recalled Clive Lewis to …

Labour NEC swings left

Published: January 16, 2018
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Grassroots party members have taken control of Labour’s ruling national executive committee in elections which strengthen Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Supporters of Momentum, the organisation that played a key role in …

Intermission: but back soon

Published: January 14, 2018
Written by Tribune Editorial

Tribune is taking a short break, undertaking a fundamental review of most aspects of the paper based on new sources of funding. We hope this process can be completed promptly …

Unison guide for carbon-free councils

Published: January 14, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The public services union UNISON has launched a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon. It has published a step-by-step guide designed to help members of …