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Branko Milanovic explains the possible thinking behind Vladimir Putin’s recent clouded constitutional announcements.
The World Economic Forum has recognised intellectually that Scandinavian social models offer an alternative to rising inequality. It just can’t accept this ideologically.
Populism is boosted by economic crises, but its roots are cultural.
Continuing our series on ‘just transition’, Natalie Bennett argues that the media have an ethical responsibility to foster public understanding.
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BMA says medics’ wellbeing is suffering as a result of strain on NHS
Almost a third of UK doctors may be suffering from burnout, stress and “compassion fatigue”, according to a survey that has raised concern about excessive workloads in the NHS.
A&E doctors and GPs are the most likely to feel burnt out. They have the highest levels of exhaustion and stress, the survey, published in the BMJ Open journal, found.Continue reading...
Review led by Ed Miliband tasked with suggesting ways the party might find a path to power
Gimmicky policies, horrible inefficiency and factional promotions are among the catalogue of errors behind Labour’s dismal performance at the general election, according to party members.
The damning comments on Labour’s campaign form part of an early release of views gathered by a team headed by the former party leader Ed Miliband consisting of MPs, union leaders and party members. They have tasked themselves with analysing Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign and suggesting ways the party might find a path back to power.Continue reading...
Report says recordings of 999 calls by stranded drivers on live lanes were ‘harrowing’
The ex-minister who signed off Britain’s smart motorways has called for the rollout of the scheme to be halted immediately, and accused Highways England of killing motorists by “casually ignoring commitments” on safety systems.
Mike Penning, who was roads minister in 2010, spoke out as he and fellow MPs published a damning report on the motorways, which allow motorists to drive on the hard shoulder to increase capacity.Continue reading...
Lady Morgan says government cash would damage press freedom
Ministers have rejected proposals that state funding should be used to support public-interest journalism in the UK, saying that intervention by the government would damage a free press.
Last year’s official review into the future of public interest journalism by Dame Frances Cairncross, which painted a dire picture of the financial state of British journalism, suggested it would be necessary for the state to support reporting considered essential to a functioning democracy.Continue reading...
Labour Party News
There is still is a lot to be said about 2019 politically. The most turbulent parliament in our…
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Two candidates – Jackie Baillie and Matt Kerr – are competing for the backing of Constituency Labour Parties…
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The national executive committee of Labour-affiliated trade union Community has opted to nominate Keir Starmer in the leadership…
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Labour’s leadership contest ultimately comes down to two questions: how are we going to win the next general…
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Left-wing candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey has said that shadow cabinet files were deleted by a frontbench Labour colleague who…
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