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
As disability living allowance is phased out across the country, a concerned care worker takes a look at its replacement - the personal independence payment
Venezuelans will resist right-wing attempts to overturn the election results - but the left must be vigilant
It's been about 24 hours since we saw a Lib Dem capitulation but like buses there'll always be another one along in a minute.
Innovative, responsive and clever campaigns are required if trade unions are to effectively fight the heirs of Thatcher
On the 50th anniversary of Julian Grimau's execution a hero of anti-fascist struggle is remembered
Jobcentre worker says staff are under political pressure to stop unemployed people's benefits
The unlikely story of Arthur Ransome
When the BBC banned Noel Coward's "Don't let's be beastly to the Germans" back in 1943, it did so because the song was too pro-German.
Transnational corporations' grip on economic and political power can and should be challenged by the unions