Boris Johnson’s influence over EU referendum highly overstated

Three Reasons Why Boris Doesn’t Matter Last Sunday evening, Boris Johnson, with the zeal of a convert or the scheming...

26th February 2016 / United Kingdom

Why civil society must be free to speak truth to power

The new 'anti-advocacy' clause, to be included in grant agreements from May, will state that charities like ours will not...

26th February 2016 / United Kingdom

Five reasons why the TTIP talks are looking a bit wobbly

The twelfth round of negotiations for TTIP, the biggest trade deal of them all, started this week in Brussels. The...

26th February 2016 / EU

Burying Bad News : Courts, loans, funding cuts, manifesto lies and more

Politicians and civil servants work in harmony to deceive the British public and have done for decades. One commonly used...

25th February 2016 / United Kingdom

UK bank risk returns: Most risky in the developed world – Taxpayers on hook again

Our Friends in the City Our banking system in the UK is still dangerously dysfunctional. Post-crisis reforms failed to fully...

25th February 2016 / Editors Picks, United Kingdom

Osborne’s privatisation drive continues – railway stations next

Rail privatisation was promoted by the Thatcher government in the early 1990s in the UK with the usual promises of...

25th February 2016 / Editors Picks, United Kingdom

Will underwater drones bring a sea change to naval – and nuclear – warfare?

Although aerial drones have taken off a lot faster than their maritime and ground-based equivalent, there are some signs that the use of...

25th February 2016 / Global

Women’s Rights in the Republic of Ireland: The Politics of Abortion and the Irish National Election

Abortion is one of the defining issues of the 2016 national Irish election, yet a vast majority of candidates have...

25th February 2016 / EU

Iraq : US, UK Fabricated WMD Threat – Created the Reality

"Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies." (Dorothy Allison, b. 1949.) On 7th September...

24th February 2016 / Global

EU is risking global food security through weak speculation limits

Finance commissioner Jonathan Hill urged to propose tighter rules on food speculation European coalition of international development and global justice...

24th February 2016 / EU