Category Archives: Good Society

Labour’s alternative to the Tories’ assault on workers’ rights

There is an obvious link between Tory disdain at the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act – and it closely involved workers’ rights

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Zero hour contracts need to be addressed in the new Care Act

Hundreds of thousands of workers across the British economy are being offered absolutely no protection, and no guaranteed hours, but concern is absent in the new Care Act

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Did we ever really abolish the slave trade?

This week the international society remembers the slave trade and its abolition. However, with an estimated 20-30 million victims subject to modern-slavery, this crime is still all too present in our societies.

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In defence of the four day working week

At the moment the four-day week is a mere pipe dream: but it should be secured as part of a wider package of progressive ideas

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Is Alex Salmond really the best man to speak for Scottish independence?

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of the Standard, where the Scots under King David battled Norman English forces. Fast forward to 2014 and Alex Salmond claims to lead the Scots. They could do better.

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What Philip Hammond ought to tell the Ecuadorian foreign minister about Assange

The Ecuadorian foreign minister wants to talk to Philip Hammond about Julian Assange – this is what our foreign minister should tell him.

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Boris’ Europe report: what can we learn?

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Good for rich investors and big business, less so for everyone else.

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Salmond fails to get Commonwealth boost

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Alex Salmond’s hopes of a Scottish bounce as a result of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been dashed.

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Play the world’s smallest violin for Mark Simmonds MP

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What planet does the MP for Boston and Skegness actually live on?

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The Men Who Made Us Spend review: how consumerism took over

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A new three-part BBC documentary takes aim at the culture of consumerism that has become predominant in our lives.

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