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Business agenda at the heart of parliamentary corruption

09 February 2010
Parliament is rotten to the core. Three Labour MPs – David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine – and one Tory peer are facing criminal charges over their expenses.

Who do you vote for?

09 February 2010
The prospect of the Tories in government rightly fills many workers with horror. The party of Eton boys and bonus-grabbing bankers, the party that openly celebrates capitalism, could soon be in Number 10.

Tory flip-flop over cuts shows their weakness

02 February 2010
Spot the difference. Last April, David Cameron strutted the stage at the Tory spring conference, talking tough. He declared an "age of austerity", and boasted that the Tories would face up to the "incredibly tough decisions" on government spending.

The real face of the Tories

12 January 2010
David Cameron moved to attack immigrants this week as the Tories proved they’re still the nasty party.

Thatcher behind closed doors

05 January 2010
The newly released archives from 1979 give an insight into Margaret Thatcher’s thinking. They also show that, in private, Tories are even more reactionary than they are in public.

Ticket office closures will make London’s tube less safe

15 December 2009
London’s Tory mayor Boris Johnson is preparing a £5 billion cuts programme on London Underground, which will mean the closure of 144 station ticket offices and threats to 1,200 jobs.

Leon Kuhn: Peddling Tory dogma

15 December 2009

Quotes from the week's news

08 December 2009
"One agent did come up with something – the ‘45 minutes’, allegedly discussed in a high level Iraqi political meeting."Former British intelligence officer and now Tory MP Adam Holloway on Tony Blair’s "dodgy dossier" and the claim that Iraq could deploy Weapons of Mass Destruction quickly

Scottish independence: Is Britain set to break up?

08 December 2009
Will David Cameron be the last prime minister of the United Kingdom? With the prospect of a Tory government looming in 2010, the argument for independence is once again front page news in Scotland.

Gordon Brown’s government to slash jobs and services

08 December 2009
The war of words between Labour and the Tories over who can slash more of public services stepped up this week.

Labour’s welfare plans far from radical

01 December 2009
Over the last few weeks both Labour and the Tories have announced plans to restructure education, health and social services after next year’s election.

Quotes from the week’s news

24 November 2009
‘I’ve got absolutely nothing against women. Who cooks my dinner? How did my wonderful children appear? Women – you can’t do without them.’ Sir Jeremy Bagge, who opposed selection of Liz Truss as Tory candidate for South West Norfolk, responds to accusations he’s anti-women


13 October 2009
Is Labour a friend to working class people? The Tories and New Labour are no more than bullies who are competing with each other to see who can be the most vile to ill and unemployed people.

The Tories' far right friends

06 October 2009
The Tories showed their more sinister side through the European allies they invited to their conference.

The Tories: a nasty party that represents the bosses

06 October 2009
The Tories are back. Labour’s love affair with power and business has laid the basis for what is presented as a changed Conservative Party.

Don't fall for Labour's rhetoric: act now to shape the future

29 September 2009
The only argument left to justify a vote for Labour at the next election is to warn that a victory for the Tories will mean a return to the brutal policies of Margaret Thatcher.

Is the Labour Party finished?

29 September 2009
Elected on a wave of revulsion with the Tories in 1997, New Labour today is in crisis. The party faces wipeout at the next election. Opinion polls predict it could lose 17 of its 44 MPs in London alone.

2nd May 1997 - Bush Theatre

22 September 2009
Do you remember how it felt to wake up in 1997 with the bitter Tory years behind you?

The economy: lying to justify cuts

15 September 2009
‘Voters back Tories to cut public spending", screamed the Sunday Times this week. A YouGov poll shows that people want public spending cuts rather than tax increases, Rupert Murdoch’s paper claimed.

'Easy-council': Tory councils are a testbed for cuts

08 September 2009
Would you like your local council to be run like budget airlines Ryanair and Easyjet?

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