What happened to nuclear free Manchester?

Once upon a time, Manchester saw itself as a leading light in the fight against nuclear annihilation.

Dr Kim Foale says that now, not only do we have several companies here who manufacture or assist in the production of nuclear missiles and submarines, we put them in the regional marketing brochure.

Burnham slams ‘political cowardice’ behind social care plan

Successive governments have failed to solve the crisis of social care, says Burnham, who thinks the government’s election promise breaking announcement today to raise taxes to pay for care are ‘a flawed, unfair policy’ that will not ‘stand the test of time’ and will prevent integration of health and social care under the NHS.

Undressing centuries of exploitation within Manchester’s fashion industry

The dark satanic mills of Manchester may have been transformed into chic apartments and office space, but the exploitation and abuse that went on in those mills hasn’t disappeared.

Our addiction to fast fashion means we import the majority of clothes made from global south countries, who have built there own satanic mills to replace our own. Fast fashion brands based in Manchester are making a killing from this trade.

Reshaping ownership within adult social care

Adult social care is broken. After years of marketisation and outsourcing we are left with a service where large market players dominate. Taxpayers’ money, and the savings of older people, are being extracted out of the system for shareholder gain.
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies have published a report on the issues involved.

The report’s author, Tom Lloyd Goodwin, reflects on how ownership models must be shifted to fix that broken system.