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article 28 April 2015 UK
Chancellor George Osborne
Do GDP figures mean UK economy is still not 'fixed'?

The economy finally picked up momentum in 2013. But what is worrying for George Osborne about today's GDP figures is how they suggest that momentum ebbing away over the last year.

post 27 April 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Syriza's reshuffle: step forward a non-erratic Marxist

After a frantic weekend the Greek government sought to break the deadlock in its talks with lenders today by reshuffling its negotiating team.

article 27 April 2015 UK
News
Meet the party winning young renters...the warehouse party

Politicians have hijacked warehouses this election but do young adults calling for better housing policies want to vote for them?

post 27 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Zero-hours contracts: Labour guilty of hypocrisy?

In Glasgow, Ed Balls stands in front of a placard which states: "Ban exploitative zero hour contracts." Trouble is, the technicians doing the staging are on zero hour contracts.

post 26 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Life, politics and election in the last commercial shipbuilder on the Clyde

In the sparking of plate-welding and the hammering of rust-coloured sheet-steel, the old certainties are going down the slip, while the thought of the SNP coming to power has now become a possibility.

article 24 April 2015 World
The activist group E15 Mother occupies an empty council house (Getty)
Gentrification: what is it? Why are people fighting it?

Protests against rising rents making traditionally poorer areas too expensive for working-class residents are gathering steam - niche left-wing politics or something bigger?

article 24 April 2015 UK
News
Election 2015: too late to talk foreign policy?

Until today two words have been missing from the general election 2015 campaigning: foreign policy.

article 23 April 2015 UK
News
Lord Mandelson on business, Ed Miliband and David Cameron

Business leaders should not fear Labour, former cabinet minister Lord Mandelson has told Channel 4 News.

post 23 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Is St George now trying to slay the Sturgeon dragon?

I write from Inverness on St George's Day at a time when Westminster, London and England have rarely seemed so distant and foreign to so many - and that cuts both ways.