The deadline for Greece's latest payment has passed, so why is Syriza pushing ahead with a referendum?
Calm in a crisis.
The upcoming emergency budget will offer the chancellor of exchequer, George Osborne, an opportunity to set up his stall as an unofficial candidate to the leadership of the Conservative Party. No other…
Navigating the welfare system is part of the daily work of most health and social care workers – from the therapists advising patients on how to survive a “fitness to work” assessment to the 30% of NHS…
Blessed are the bean counters? New investment in Greece could drive development.
Investment for profit and development should lie at the heart of a solution for the imbalances in Greece and Europe.
Making a risky promise.
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Osborne's experience as chancellor from 2010-2015 should have taught him that he can't directly control the deficit or surplus.
Protesters gathered in force for the UK state opening of parliament on May 27.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.
Is time running out for the NHS?
The Conservative Party's plans for an extra £8 billion annual health spending aren't enough to halt a decline in quality care – never mind transform the NHS.
Holding back the tide.
Six hundred years separate two post-election protests, but the issues at hand are strangely similar and the mistakes too easily repeated.
Youth votes could make a big difference, if they make it to the box.
Young people could change the outcome in anywhere between 11 and 41 constituencies.
Does this book still exist after Manchester’s clearout?
We've lost a lot of libraries and a lot of books since 2010. The UK can't face any more cuts.
The continuation of Barnett is sure to meet opposition from other parties.
From autonomy to responsibility: the SNP's manifesto goes beyond the Scottish border.
Foodbank volunteers have their hands full with demand on the rise.
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Research into the rise of food banks and their usage shows they are entirely linked to demand and not supply.
Too much of a squeeze?
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon says austerity has held the economy back. Is she right?
The UK economy is more sleepy than happy.
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The main parties are spending most of their time arguing over the speed and extent of cuts, when they should be talking about growth.
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The Liberal Democrats' commitment to austerity will help cut the deficit, but likely come at the expense of growth.
Britannia rule the waves – subject to spending priorities.
The Conservatives can't quite figure out how to both cut defence spending and procure new kit the UK can actually use.
Why don’t they trust me?
Both major parties have tried to address their key weaknesses head on – but it's too late to change voters’ perceptions.
Not an economic policy dream team.
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The UK's economic performance can be spun in different ways. Here, the Coalition's economic record is broken down.
Popular accounts add to the clouds gathering over Greece’s parliament.
Persistent misconceptions over the nature of the Greek bail-out play a subtle but key role in sustaining a damaging mythology – and preventing a viable treatment of the crisis.
Are we really?
Five years of Coalition government later, it is clear that the poorest have paid most dearly as a result of various tax and benefit changes.