Trade Unions

David Miliband looks odds-on

21 August 2010 13:43

Crack out the nibbles, David: looks like you’re going to win the Labour leadership. An extensive You Gov poll of…

Jimmy Reid, 1932-2010

11 August 2010 14:00

  If Jimmy Reid, who died overnight aged 78, hadn’t existed he might have had to be invented. For 40…

The unions up the ante

6 August 2010 9:25

The front cover of the Times (£) provides a dreary snapshot of what the coalition can expect once the cuts…

Why the government needn’t fear the strikes

3 August 2010 13:00

With the threat of major strikes timed to coincide with Osborne’s spending review in October, I think it’s worth exhuming…

The lawyers are salivating

6 July 2010 15:27

Francis Maude and Mark Serwotka (the Public Commercial Service Union’s General Secretary) are in the opening steps of a soon…

Union backing is an indication of how far David Miliband has shifted to the left

25 June 2010 11:46

Paul Waugh has news that David Miliband has received the backing of USDAW, the shop workers’ union. Block union voting…

Does America Point to a Future for the British Left?

23 March 2010 21:20

I have had the pleasure of meeting two major figures of the American intellectual left over the past two weeks:…

Can the Government Dig Itself Out?

15 February 2009 12:35

If you just read one newspaper today you’d know things were getting pretty bad for Gordon Brown. Let’s take the…