Analysis: Jo Swinson's candidacy shows the Lib Dems haven't changed
Recent comments by the Lib Dem leadership hopeful demonstrate that, while the political environment may have altered in their favour, the party remains the same
IT has been a tumultuous two decades for the Liberal Democrats.
Analysis: With steel on the brink, 5 ways privatisation has degraded the British economy
From Steel to North Sea Oil and Royal Mail to water, privatisation has done long-term damage to the British economy
BRITISH Steel, purchased by the firm Greybull in 2016 for £1 is demanding a bailout of £30m from the UK Government to continue functioning, despite having just received a £120 million loan just two weeks ago.
Unions fear around 5000 jobs will be lost immediately, with another 20,000 to go in the supply chain.
Analysis: Boris Johnson is wrong – historic crimes cannot be forgotten
The former foreign secretary’s argument that investigations into cases of historical abuse are “malarkey” ignores both their contemporary relevance and his own stated position
“APPALLING”. “An affront to victims”. “Ignorant, dangerous, disgraceful and unbelievably distasteful".
Analysis: Roar of the feeble lion - why the Tory Right are going nowhere
The Tory backbenchers are relics of a previous fight for rightwing hegemony in Britain – now they are causing the British elite problems
NOT a single Tory rightwing Brexiteer stood up in parliament today at Prime Minister's Questions (12 December) to attack Theresa May's leadership of her party or the country, just hours after they produced the 48 letters necessary.
May branded 'milk snatcher' as UK Govt bury bad news for English nursery kids
Labour have said Tory plans to change free milk provision for children are straight from Margaret Thatchers ‘milk snatcher’ playbook
IN A WEEK for burying bad news, Theresa May's government has insisted that cuts to free milk provision for English children is a "reduction" in quality and quantity, rather than a mirroring of Margaret Thatcher’s notorious policy in the 1970’s when she withdrew free school milk.
Thatcher government blamed for increase in Scottish drug deaths
High levels of unemployment and “erosion of hope” led to drug deaths
ECONOMIC, social and political upheaval during the Thatcher years contributed to drug deaths in Scotland, a new report has concluded.
Research carried out by Glasgow University and NHS Scotland found that, due to the high levels of unemployment in the early 1990s, drug related deaths among young people began to rise.
Jonathon Shafi: There is such a thing as society, Maggie Thatcher, and we're taking it back
CommonSpace columnist Jonathon Shafi explains why it's vital to restore a sense of community in order to prevent the far right taking hold
'THERE is no such thing as society.' This claim was popularised by Margaret Thatcher, who played a key role in ushering in neoliberal capitalism - a type of economics defined by deregulation, privatisation, destroying the power of unions and creating atomised consumers.
Yes, I know, the last thing you want to read about on a Friday is economic systems, but stick with me, it'll soon make sense.
Anas Hassan: Theresa May is no Margaret Thatcher
CommonSpace columnist Anas Hassan argues that comparisons between Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May misunderstand the profound challenges the UK’s new prime minister will face in the aftermath of Brexit
IT IS fundamentally wrong to conclude that Theresa May is the 21st century equivalent to Margaret Thatcher. Observers of politics all over have jumped towards this bizarre notion like a fish would jump to water. Times between now and three decades ago are radically different.
SNP Westminster leader: Universal Credit becoming "Theresa May's Poll Tax moment"
MP slams Universal Credit as it is revealed Scottish councils will spend almost £9m mitigating its effects
SNP WESTMINSTER LEADER IAN BLACKFORD has compared Prime Minister Theresa May’s stubborn devotion to Universal Credit, the centrepiece of Conservative welfare reform, to Margaret Thatcher’s infamous imposition of the Poll Tax.