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A decent day’s pay

On the walk from London Bridge to City Hall, I have a dozen choices of where to buy a coffee.

However, the only place I can guarantee buying a morning coffee served by someone paid the London living wage is in...

Child poverty: what now?

So the House of Lords did the job that the Commons could not. Without our undemocratic, unelected friends in ermine, the Conservatives would have succeeded in their stated aim to rip up the statutory commitment to end child poverty within...

In search of gender parity

Equality issues are front page news again today, but for all the wrong reasons. A male tennis tournament organiser suggested female tennis players should get “down on their knees and thank men” and Novak Djokovic questioned equal prize money in...

What's the future for industrial towns?

Before winning the election in May this year, I spent three years knocking on doors as the Labour candidate in Redcar and listening to local people's thoughts and views. The biggest concern raised with me was the lack of jobs,...

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