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28 October 2009
WHAT A turnaround. Just a couple of weeks ago, chancellor Alistair Darling, claimed he could see the green shoots of economic recovery. Many media commentators said so too. Then the Office for National...
7 October 2009
CHANCELLOR ALISTAIR Darling's rank political opportunism - announcing a pay freeze on 40,000 top civil servants during the Tory Party conference - reeks of hypocrisy...
16 September 2009
Youth Fight for Jobs members from Cardiff and the Welsh Valleys held a protest last Tuesday when Alistair Darling came to Cardiff to announce cuts in public spending, writes Lana Morgan.
7 July 2009
THE BATTLE lines are being drawn in the public sector. Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned of a 'tight squeeze' on the pay of six million public sector workers. Nancy Taaffe, a trade union activist in Waltham Forest, says it is time to fight back.
22 April 2009
Big business parties attack our services: Whether a Labour or a Tory government is elected at the next general election, either will try to make extensive public spending cuts, writes Judy Beishon.
25 November 2008
Alistair Darling - learning about capitalism? cartoon by Suz
2 September 2008
Major struggles are inevitable - trade union action needed to protect our future. Picture: PCS Passport workers on strike in Belfast, photo Peter Hadden
"The economic times we are facing are arguably the worst they've been in 60 years", blurted out chancellor Alistair Darling in an unguarded moment on his summer holiday, writes Dave Reid.
22 April 2008
Over £50 billion is being handed to fat cat bankers while five million low-paid workers are losing out from the abolition of the 10p tax band...
16 April 2008
AS THE US economy moves sharply downwards, the threat of a crash in the British housing market is becoming ever more real, writes Marc Glasscoe, Socialist Party Lincoln.
19 March 2008
Editorial: "The most wrenching since the end of the second world war" is how Alan Greenspan, ex-head of the US Federal Reserve, described the current crisis engulfing the US economy...
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