Rishi Sunak’s Budget is an attempt at masking modern Britain’s bleak reality – that while most people are getting stretched further and further, the rich are making money like never before.
From the environment to the soaring cost of living, we live in a time of crisis – and today's Budget shows that Rishi Sunak has none of the answers we need.
Today’s Budget promised both additional spending and a shrinking of the state. These might seem contradictory – but they are part of the same plan: to funnel yet more wealth to Britain’s elite.
In the 1960s and 70s, the Italian city of Bologna’s Communist administration took a radical approach to conservation – opening up the process of shaping the city’s historic centre to grassroots democratic planning.
Even before the recent tragic on-set death, film and TV workers were organising to improve conditions in Hollywood – their fight pits them against not only film studios, but global tech giants.
Rishi Sunak is planning to cut the surcharge tax on bank profits by 60% while ploughing ahead with raising National Insurance for workers – further proof of who this government really serves: the super-rich.
Rishi Sunak has announced plans to end the public sector pay freeze – but after years of stagnation, token measures won’t do: pay must rise above inflation.
Domestic energy bills are expected to rise 30% next year. This crisis is rooted in a system run for huge private profits – and can only be solved by taking energy into public hands.
In October 1936, 200 men marched from Jarrow to London to demand an end to unemployment and poverty. Their efforts were unsuccessful – but their fight against injustice remains as relevant as ever.
The government's proposed £9.50 minimum wage won't lift low-paid workers out of crisis, nor will Labour's £10 alternative – it's time to chart a course towards a liveable minimum wage of £15.
A decade of austerity has decimated local authority funding and left many councils in crisis – but hiking regressive council tax isn’t a real solution.
The BBC's documentary on Blair and Brown is the latest attempt to paint New Labour as a romantic tragedy, rather than what it actually was – a historic missed opportunity.