by Lamiat Sabin and Felicity Collier
SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell warned Labour deputy leader Tom Watson yesterday against meddling in the Unite leadership race after the latter claimed there was a “hard left” plot to seize control of Labour.
Tuesday 21st Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Hammond’s Budget has piled more misery on the backs of women and the self-employed, says JOHN McDONNELL
Tuesday 14th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell will deliver the opening address at the 2017 Scottish Morning Star spring conference in Glasgow this weekend.
The Collective Bargaining, Collective Strength: Building Unity Against Cuts and Casualisation conference takes place at the STUC building, 333...
Friday 10th Mar 2017
GEORGE OSBORNE’S thumbs-up sign and pat on the back for his successor Philip Hammond after the Spring Budget was announced shows that, for the Tories, it is business as usual.
The usual claptrap about balancing the books, listening to business, living within our means and...
Thursday 9th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
TORY Chancellor Philip Hammond broke a manifesto pledge yesterday by announcing changes to national insurance contributions for the self-employed.
Self-employed workers earning more than £16,250 a year will see contributions increase from 9 per cent to 10 per cent from April next...
by Sam Tobin
CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond rejected demands yesterday to use his spring Budget this week to lessen the squeeze on households and public services.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is expected to announce improved growth predictions for 2017, from...
Monday 6th Mar 2017
McDonnell pledges to make millionaires fess up about their tax affairs – and challenges Chancellor to match his policy
Friday 3rd Mar 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
CALLOUS plans for “substantial disability benefit cuts” affecting over 160,000 people provoked fury yesterday.
Anti-austerity group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) said campaigners had “reacted angrily to the latest underhand cuts” to personal independent...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
TREASURY demands for cutbacks represent 25,000 Civil Service job losses, the PCS union warned yesterday.
The Treasury was accused of “sneaking out an announcement” on Monday night after asking government departments to submit plans for savings of up to 6 per cent to meet...
McDonnell: Murdoch-backed opposition moves into shadows
Tuesday 28th Feb 2017