28 February 2017
Theresa May may have a cunning plan to try and reconcile border controls and free access for industries to the EU but according to Labour peer and former Gordon Brown special adviser Stewart Wood, she is making a colossal mistake by reading across a special deal for justice to the whole of Brexit
25 February 2017
Labour has had a nasty wake up call from the Copeland by-election. But they have seen off UKIP and should now refocus on tackling the Tories and Liberal Democrats head on – and have some radical thinking and galvanise their Young Turks to fight May’s council elections.
23 February 2017
The final day of the hearing into electoral malpractice at Unison over the last election of its general secretary, Dave Prentis, heard submissions from rival candidates saying its should be rerun. The judge’s decision will be in a month’s time.
18 February 2017
The Home Office this week quietly rewrite the definition of child sexual exploitation so that people could finally agree exactly what it is.
12 February 2017
Theresa May has tweaked David Cameron’s ambitious programme for National Citizen Service as the National Audit Office questions its value for money. Can it be a success for “hard to reach”teenagers or will it be taken over by sons and daughters of ambitious middle class parents? The jury is out.
9 February 2017
Today the Equality and Human Rights Commission – the body that is supposed to defend women,disabled and ethnic minorities – sacked ten staff by email. Six \are disabled. They have until tomorrow to clear their desks. Donald Trump would approve.
8 February 2017
An important report out today from Transparify reveals how many of Britain’s centre right think tanks are not disclosing who is funding them. Given many influence government and the public – this is not good news for transparency or democratic debate.
1 February 2017
Chartered accountants have given a damning assessment of how bad they see Inland Revenue’s services – contrary to the claims by the government.