Wales TUC president sets out the achievements of Welsh workers over the past year - and looks to the battles ahead
Ed Miliband's call for the 10p rate of income tax to be brought back is noteworthy and welcome on two counts.
Vague generalisations about "all in it together" and "everyone sacrificing for the common good" are exposed as nonsense by the Office for National Statistics data on average earnings.
Employment Minister Mark Hoban regards it as "ridiculous" to call being made to work unpaid on pain of losing state benefit "forced labour" and opposes the suggestion that victimised claimants should have their benefits reinstated.
The unusual sight of a Tory MP's byline in the Morning Star - on the eve of a GMB protest targeting Amazon - shows the breadth of support for a crackdown on the tax cheats who are robbing the public purse of billions.
The bogeyman of eastern European secret police in the last century has long been used as a stick to beat socialists and communists in Britain, and scare others off ideas deemed dangerous.
The latest horse-meat scandal to hit the headlines exposes more than one thing about the tainted priorities of corporate capitalism and its representatives in government.
Nick Clegg is desperate that a "mood or spirit of retribution" towards Chris Huhne does not translate into hostility against the Liberal Democrat candidate in the forthcoming Eastleigh by-election.
Any parliamentary victory that combines the twin outcomes of advancing social justice and sparking Tory Party civil war has much to commend it.
Water charge rises above the rate of inflation represent another dagger in the ribs of hard-pressed working people.