A qualified workforce?

Why a qualified workforce? Is this a question we should even be posing? Does it make sense to talk of an unqualified workforce? How is it that teaching in FE colleges or academies, independent...

TUC: HolocaustMemorialDay

#HolocaustMemorialDay 2015: Remember the holocaust 27 Jan 2015, By Frances O’Grady This Holocaust Memorial Day the spotlight is on the worrying growth of anti-semitism in Britain and elsewhere...

Why is BusinessEurope doing the banks’ dirty work?

BusinessEurope, the body which represents employers’ organisations around Europe (the CBI is its UK member) wrote last week to European Union finance ministers in a last ditch attempt to derail the European financial transactions tax (FTT, aka the Robin Hood Tax) that a group of Eurozone...

Tomlinson’s dishonest use of statistics

Credit where it’s due. Justin Tomlinson is consistent. He consistently attempts to mislead his electorate in relation to the employment situation in the town. Once again he is trying to con people by presenting the Job Seekers Allowance numbers as the unemployment level. Why does he continue...

In fact, this is the slowest UK ‘recovery’ ON RECORD

A second look at historic GDP data shows the current ‘recovery’ is the slowest on record (which extend back to 1830), rather than the slowest recovery in modern history, as we reported yesterday. This chart shows index numbers of recoveries in GDP from the bottom of each recession to...

Holocaust Memorial Day – Old Town Hall, Stratford

Yesterday I went to a Holocaust Memorial Day, ceremony organised by Newham Council which took place in the Old Town Hall in Stratford, E15.  The hall was packed with residents and pupils from local schools.  It began with a choir singing a specially composed song by Craig Murdoch,...