People and Power

  • 10 Jul 2015

    Major third-sector organisations across Scotland have highlighted the serious regressive measures contained in the UK Budget.

  • 9 Jul 2015

    Inevitably budgets produce criticism, and just as inevitably the cry "what would you do?" or "what's the alternative?" Our good friend and stalwart Tax Research policy analyst and change-agent Richard Murphy pre-figured that question with a significant talk and article a couple of days ago: one that deserves further attention.

  • 8 Jul 2015

    Chancellor Osborne has been "giving with one hand, taking with the other" says ecumenical charity Church Action on Poverty following today's budget.

  • 8 Jul 2015

    Demonstrations will take place across Britain today, as Chancellor Osborne prepares further swingeing cuts targeted on low income families and disabled people.

  • 8 Jul 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has promised "bold" policies that will "secure Britain's future" for his 2015 Budget, which will be unveiled when he addresses the House of Commons from 12.30pm today (Wednesday 8 July).

  • 4 Jul 2015

    We are pleased to note that in addition to reporting the letter from leading Catholics critiquing Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, over the appalling impact of benefit cuts on the sick, poor and disabled, the Daily Mirror has been persuaded to open an online poll on the subject - which has now gone viral.

  • 1 Jul 2015

    Yesterday, I wept in a cinema – something I had not done since, at the age of 10, I was utterly undone by the death of Bambi's mother. The cause of tears on this occasion was a scene from Amir Amirani's film 'We are Many', a documentary about the global protest against the Iraq War.

  • 1 Jul 2015

    A crackdown by the Egyptian authorities is “crushing an entire generation” of young activists, says a new report from Amnesty International.

  • 17 Jun 2015

    We have a tendency in these islands – particularly in England – to prefer our history packaged as 'heritage'. Pageantry and grandiose words may easily replace rigorous and realistic analysis with a warm fuzzy feeling. It can also make us look both foolish and false.

  • 17 Jun 2015

    The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in June 2015 is being widely celebrated. King John’s signing of this document symbolised the end of an age when rulers had absolute power. Yet worship of the state, in England and beyond, is still common.