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The mathematics of the madhouse

27 November 2014

Under fire for promoting corporate tax evasion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has come up with a new wheeze: magicking a €315 billion investment programme out of thin air.

NHS staff in second walkout

24 November 2014

Health workers throughout England walked out on strike this morning (24 November) for four hours in their long-running dispute over pay. The action followed a similar walkout on 13 November.

Students march against fees

20 November 2014

Thousands of students from all over Britain demonstrated in London on Wednesday 19 November against the fees charged for university courses. Placards called for the return of free education.

London mayor ‘risking lives’

20 November 2014

The Mayor of London has been accused of risking lives with fire brigade response times rising in the wake of 10 station closures and the withdrawal of 13 further engines earlier this year.

Residents fight savage library cuts

14 November 2014

A north London council is looking to turn 9 of its 15 libraries into unstaffed reading rooms, slashing floor space and handing over to volunteer groups. Local residents are fighting back.

Unions still in the dark over Rolls-Royce cuts

12 November 2014

Over a week after Rolls-Royce said it is cutting thousands of aerospace jobs, unions have still not been told where the axe is going to fall – even though local negotiations have begun.

War museum library under threat

10 November 2014

The Imperial War Museum is threatening to close the library at its main London site and cut its educational programmes at its sites at RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire as well as HMS Belfast and the Churchill War Rooms in London.

Pensioners’ Manifesto launched

6 November 2014

The National Pensioners Convention launched its Pensioners’ Manifesto yesterday at a rally of hundreds of pensioners in Westminster. There was a curious mood: polite but determined.

More cuts in graduate teacher training

4 November 2014

Despite glaring evidence of failure, the government has announced an increase in its programme of school-based teacher training for 2015-16. One result will be a massive switch in funding away from universities.

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