Fire Minister Brandon Lewis probably had a fair idea what Sir Ken Knight would deliver when he asked him to conduct an "independent" report into fire and rescue services in England.
The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
Astonishing ineptitude of those who drafted bank regulating legislation
Exposed the failed policy of business-friendly 'austerity'
How the once proud tradition of independent journalism has been transformed by the likes of Rupert Murdoch to serve the narrow interests of the wealthy elites
The inauguration of a memorial to a great Leveller leader in a London churchyard this weekend
Examining the complex issues involved as police investigate accusations of rape levelled at the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons,
Why the zionist apologists are angry
Remembering the courage and heroism of a woman who fought for her sex - and her class as the centenary of Emily Davison's death approaches
The ongoing process of radicalisation within the Green Party
The new Eton-educated commission chief has a problem with the RSPCA tackling illegal fox hunting