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Prisons out of control

21 August 2018

Birmingham Prison is back under government control, but the crisis in our prisons appears general and affects ones still in public control. 

EU drifts into budget crisis

11 August 2018

The ailing bloc faces an overall £18 billion budget shortfall, most of it due to Brexit. But it still plans to spend more.

EU flounders over R&D and Brexit

9 June 2018

In research and development (as in so many other things) the European Union desperately needs to cooperate with Britain. It’s time we realised its weakness.

Fears hyped over US steel tariffs

8 June 2018

Remain-backing MP Stephen Kinnock is trying to use new US steel tarrifs to damage Brexit – but the real danger to Britain’s steel comes from Brussels.

RMT in Westminster rally over guards

26 April 2018

A national protest against Driver Only Operation outside Parliament on 25 April drew rail workers and union banners from many towns and regions across the country.

Apprenticeships: Poor match

In an unusually blunt speech the head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, highlighted the key issues her inspectors had found in their pilot inspections of apprenticeship providers since the new apprenticeship levy scheme began.

Truce in uni pensions fight

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been suspended after they voted by 64 per cent to 36 per cent to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

NHS staff consider pay offer

It’s bad enough that the NHS has been lagging behind inflation for seven years but take the rise in travel costs, accommodation and food into account and the gap between the pay “rise” and RPI becomes even starker.

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