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26 March 2014
David's den (number ten): Tory chairman and housing minister Grant Shapps has defended his party's patronising 'bingo and beer' poster, which was distributed immediately after the Budget
26 February 2014
Britain has just had its wettest winter ever recorded. A couple of years ago it had one of its coldest
19 February 2014
The misery continues. On Tuesday there were still 118 flood warnings and 166 flood alerts. Four people have died. Thousands of houses and properties are under water. Sinkholes also pose a threat.
12 February 2014
While thousands of homes and shops are waist deep in toxic water, and flooding hits new areas, government ministers indulge in a blame game
28 January 2014
Residents in Somerset still find their homes underwater four weeks after the initial floods.
22 January 2014
"We're going all out for shale" - said David Cameron at the same time as he announced bribes to councils and local planning authorities in order to spread fracking operations across the country
11 December 2013
Health workers and Socialist Party members Liz and Keith had their homes flooded out on 5 December in Rhyl, north Wales
6 November 2013
Wet rags: After the recent energy prices handbag fight between Labour and Tory MPs, expect a new bidding war for voters' attentions over water bills, which have soared by more than 60% over the past decade
30 October 2013
I hate SSE because of a boiler not installed when promised, leaving my family, including two young children, without hot water for four weeks this summer, writes Ronnie Job
25 September 2013
Lawrence lawyers to close: Tooks Chambers, the civil rights barristers' group set up in 1984 during the miner's strike which has represented Stephen Lawrence's family, is set to close due to the Con-Dems' legal aid cuts
13 March 2013
Alternative energy and socialist planning needed: A spectre is haunting the world, the spectre of irreversible climate change. But at the same time the world is in the grip of a desperate hunger for energy, writes Geoff Jones.
12 December 2012
In his Autumn Statement, Con-Dem chancellor George Osborne announced a new 'dash for gas' including fracking, the technology used to obtain gas and oil trapped in shale rock, writes Pete Mason.
14 November 2012
Nationalise gas, water and other utility companies: Starbucks, Google, Amazon, Pfizer - the list of corporate tax dodgers grows. Also it has emerged that gas companies have allegedly been fixing the price of wholesale gas
14 November 2012
Will Hutton's forensic exposure of the mendacity, corruption and downright public deception by Thatcher's government of the mythical benefits of privatisation is a model of investigative journalism (Observer 11.11.12), writes Tony Mulhearn
23 May 2012
Reject the EU fiscal compact treaty: Across Europe, in the face of growing resistance at the polls and on the streets, the capitalist class is ramping up its campaign to terrify people into accepting its ongoing austerity...
9 May 2012
We are in drought. This is Thames Water's message for South East England, appearing on giant billboard images of cracked, dry earth, writes James Ivens.
15 March 2012
There have been protest meetings across West Sussex against the danger of Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking"). The practice has been banned in France and Bulgaria after mass protests
8 June 2011
In parts of the USA you can set fire to your tap water. Now an enterprising company seems to want to bring the practice to Britain, writes Pete Mason.
18 May 2011
5) The chorus of capitalist commentators to the effect that capitalism is on a recovery road to promised 'sunny economic uplands' is bogus...
5 January 2011
A PROTEST was held outside Northern Ireland Water in Belfast on Monday 3 January to demand emergency action to guarantee the immediate reconnection of water to homes...
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