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Corbyn: the heir to Blair — Stumbling and Mumbling

May 25, 2018 Leave a comment

It’s not 1997 any more. This shouldn’t need saying, but attacks on Jeremy Corbyn such as this from Ian Austin suggests it does. He accuses Corbyn of wanting to turn Labour into “something very different” from its traditional mainstream social democracy. What this misses is that Labour must reinvent itself, because the economic challenges we…

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From Maplin to Carillion: To end bad management we need to protect unsecured creditors — Left Foot Forward

May 25, 2018 1 comment

The administration of disgraced electronics retailer Maplin should now focus attention on director duties, corporate governance and protection of unsecured creditors. Look at the corporations around you? You will see not only ownerless companies, where shareholders hold a short-term interest in the them; but also companies where shareholders, while supplying little of the share capital, enjoy…

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Tory peer William Hague is pocketing cash from law firm slammed over links to Vladimir Putin – Mirror Online

May 25, 2018 1 comment
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Sanctioning disabled claimants: interrogating the evidence — Inequalities

May 25, 2018 1 comment

This seems like a good time to take stock of the evidence on perhaps the biggest issue in the benefits system over the past few years: benefits sanctioning. The massive ESRC-funded ‘welfare conditionality’ project has this week published its final findings, prompting headlines that “Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging“ and “Benefit sanctions increasing […]

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This Mirror apology to Katie Hopkins is the best thing you’ll see this week The Poke

May 24, 2018 1 comment
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