It feels like a lifetime ago now, but it’s only three weeks since the Conservative Party Conference. People from Manchester travelled down to Birmingham with The People’s Assembly to protest the event.
Enough Is Enough: have we had enough of Prime Minister Liz Truss?
The new PM has only been in charge for one month, yet already there are rumours of a Westminster coup. Not only that, but the nation is in crisis. How long before her MPs and/or the public say ‘enough’?
Social housing is key to alleviating the housing crisis, so why are we not building it?
National statistics show that across GM as social housing has fallen, housing waiting lists and temporary accommodation has risen. Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett and author of “Safe as Houses” Stuart Hodkinson give their views on the state of social housing and what needs to be done to improve it. It was the crises of […]
Road map to ‘building back better’ after Covid-19, published by Co-operatives UK
Report paves the way for a stronger co-operative sector after the economic devastation of Covid-19, with directions for government to rebuild a fairer, more resilient and sustainable economy. Co-operatives UK policy director James Wright puts forward the case for a more mutual future post-pandemic. The economic crisis brought on by Covid-19 is steadily gathering pace. […]
2020 Housing Vision: an opportunity to act against the housing crisis
There is widespread concern that our new Conservative government will do little to alleviate the housing crisis, that has become more severe over the last ten years while the Tories have been in power. This event hosted by organisations fighting for housing rights, aims to guide the hand of national and local governments to do […]
Live 2019 General Election results – updated throughout election night
The big day is here! What has been called the most important General Election in a generation is upon us. The stakes couldn’t be higher, with the future of the NHS, public services, climate change and our position in Europe on the table. This has been a rambunctious campaign, characterised by an increasing amount of […]
Letter: We stand with Jeremy Corbyn – just as he always stood with us
Organisations and individuals including Kehinde Andrews, Hanif Kureishi, Ahdaf Soueif, Gillian Slovo, Robert Del Naja and Anish Kapoor urge BAME and migrant communities to vote for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn. Guest article from Red Pepper. As BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) representatives, organisations, anti-racist activists and individuals involved in local, national, and international campaigns, […]
Silicon Six ‘aggressively avoid’ $100bn in tax, Manchester’s Fair Tax Mark reports
Six tech giants from Silicon Valley, dubbed the “Silicon Six” have dodged paying over a $100bn in tax within the last decade, says a report released by the Fair Tax Mark. With austerity driven cuts to social services hitting people hard across the UK, what the two main parties in the General Election are promising […]
The NHS: some facts to consider on the way to the polling booth
Political economist Richard Murphy reveals some disturbing facts about the state of our NHS. Some facts on the NHS seem to be important to inform debate. Try these: New Accident and Emergency waiting times figures are the worst since targets were introduced in 2004, with one in six patients waiting longer than four hours for […]
The Tories have borrowed 68% of UK national debt since 1946
In the run up to the election a dominant narrative pushed by the Conservative Party is that the Labour Party is the one that borrows and spends more. This analysis by economist Richard Murphy disputes that narrative with some hard facts. In an election where lies will play an important part in the messages some […]