Philip Hammond, the Tory chancellor, likes to present himself as a safe pair of hands. He’s nicknamed “spreadsheet Phil”. Boring maybe, but reliable. But he’s been responsible for two of the biggest media pratfalls of the present government, which is saying something.
Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.
The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.
The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.
Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.
Tory rule stands on the shakiest of foundations.
Anyone who's watched Ken Burns’s flawed but absorbing documentary about the Vietnam War must have been struck by the interplay between presidential politics in Washington and the rhythm of combat in Southeast Asia.
Recovery for Labour in Scotland is a real possibility. The race for the leadership of Scottish Labour reflects why.
Allegations of serious sexual harassment and abuse by MPs have shone a light on the sexism which lies at the heart of our society.
As the prospect of government nears, the pressure is on Labour to distance itself from the movement, writes Sadie Robinson
Was the Heaton-Harris affair just a storm in a teacup? Christopher Heaton-Harris is the pro-Leave Tory whip who wrote to university vice-chancellors asking for information about “professors involved in the teaching of European affairs, with particular reference to Brexit”.
Poorer women in Northern Ireland who come to England to have an abortion will now be able to claim money for travel and accommodation.
Tuesday marked one year since the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp by cops in Calais.And one year on the refugee crisis is as bad as ever.
“When the first reports of serious disorders in Catalonia were reaching Madrid, the English ambassador wrote home that he saw ‘nothing in the business that is hard to settle’.”
The government’s consultation regarding a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal ended on Tuesday.
We have to fight together against Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism. But we also need to confront the capitalist system that produces racism.
The Brexit negotiations will probably stay stuck after this week’s meeting of the European Council.
Public services are at breaking point after seven years of Tory austerity.
Theresa May has presided over vicious racist assaults both as prime minister and home secretary.
“When one joins the civil guard, one declares civil war,” wrote the novelist Ramon Sender in 1936, the year his native Spain disintegrated into war.