Author Archives: Tony Burke

The Maverick Advisers Running Britain – Brilliant Article By Harry Lambert

Under Boris Johnson, parliament has been silenced and an inner circle of power-brokers are driving Downing Street’s agenda. Who are they? By Harry Lambert of the New Statesman On Sunday 26 June 2016, at 11.18am, Dominic Cummings sent an email … Continue reading

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Media North Meeting: UK and UK Care Perspectives

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Heading For No Deal As Johnson Blocks Level Playing Field

From Stephen Bush – the New Statesman. February 27th Boris Johnson will formally abandon his commitment to a level playing field with the European Union after Brexit, the Telegraph reports.  The only real genuine victory that Boris Johnson enjoyed in the withdrawal … Continue reading

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Under Trump’s Plan, There Will Be No Palestine

If you believe the increasingly erratic US President, the contents of his “Deal of the Century” proposals will allegedly ‘resolve’ the issue of Israel’s illegal occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza by the creation of a “New … Continue reading

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Robot report has ‘forgotten the humans’

A new report on the automation of work in the public sector overlooks the threat to jobs, the Unite union warned yesterday. Unite said that Artificial Intelligence & Public Standards, a governmental advisory committee’s analysis of how robot techology could … Continue reading

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Trade Agreements Will Impact On Wages And Working Conditions

By Sharon Graham, Unite Executive Officer,  January 31st, 2020 : The ‘cost of living crisis’ is showing no sign of coming to an end. Only now, over ten years after the financial crisis are wages in real terms returning to … Continue reading

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Automation And Closures Are Challenges – But Failure Does Not Have To Be Inevitable

  By Sharon Graham,  Executive Officer of Unite the Union. Morning Star, July 18th 2019 Sharon Graham explains how rebuilding the shop stewards’ movement will help develop meaningful industrial power in an age of growing  jobs uncertainty Today as trade unionists … Continue reading

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Assessing UK Trade Policy Readiness By David Henig

This is an excellent research/article by David Henig (@davidhenigUK) UK director of the European Centre For International Political Economy an independent policy think tank dedicated to trade and international economic policy issues (@ecipe) sets out the difficulties ahead for the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist

Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in the labour movement, McCluskey looks at the history of the trade unions, what they do and how they give a voice to working people, as democratic organisations. He considers the changing … Continue reading

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It’s The Media, Stupid! Policies For Media Reform Conference

It’s The Media, Stupid! Post Election Policies For  Media Reform Henry Moore Room, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA Saturday 8 February, 11.00am – 5.00pm PROGRAMME 10.15-11.00 – Registration Coffee, tea and biscuits 11.00-12.00 – The Media and the … Continue reading

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