20 November 2020
Hull has become the worst-hit city by coronavirus in Britain. The week to 13 November saw 761 confirmed cases per 100,000 people. The second highest-hit place was Hartlepool, with 597.
16 November 2020
Dominic Cummings’ stagey departure from 10 Downing St, like a pantomime Demon King, was one of the few happy moments in a terrible year. But what does it really mean?
26 October 2020
It was one of Bill Clinton’s advisers who coined the slogan, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” But this has been Donald Trump’s recipe for getting re-elected.
22 October 2020
The Tories fear that their policies are leading to an economic catastrophe, but they are bailing out the corporations rather than workers
26 September 2020
Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have joined forces to call for a “fightback across workplaces and communities to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.
24 September 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced another bailout package for bosses on Thursday as the coronavirus crisis deepens.
15 September 2020
“Pandemic be damned”. That’s the message from Forbes, which calls itself “the defining voice of entrepreneurial capitalism.”
01 September 2020
As millions of people fear for their jobs, bankers and bosses celebrated a bonanza on the stock market.
24 August 2020
The jobs massacre continues across Britain, as does an almost total lack of response from union leaders.
18 August 2020
Britain is heading for unemployment levels “not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s”, a think tank has warned. It comes after the economy officially entered a recession.
11 August 2020
Britain is in the middle of a horrific jobs slaughter—some 730,000 jobs have already gone since March.
16 July 2020
The number of people out of work in Britain has soared by nearly 650,000, according to new figures. The figure does not include the estimated 9.4 million jobs that have been furloughed on the government’s “job retention” scheme.
11 July 2020
Vast bailouts are being gifted to the bosses to boost the economy. But this won’t stop businesses from cutting jobs and the wages of workers
06 July 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak was set to deliver his summer statement on Wednesday this week. It was expected to include a raft of measures in an attempt to prop up the British economy.
05 May 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic represents a crisis that is simultaneously biological, economic, and political
25 April 2020
A global pandemic has exposed just how fragile the world economy already was. Tomáš Tengely-Evans examines why capitalism constantly creates economic crises
13 April 2020
The British economy is heading for a recession forecast to be deeper than the 2007 financial crisis—and one of the most severe since 1900.
06 April 2020
There’s an old cliche about the economy falling off a cliff. This time it really has, all over the world.
24 March 2020
If you want a sense of how bad the crisis is, just look at Boris Johnson’s face
22 March 2020
During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark