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Morrissey: “I nearly voted for UKIP”

January 23, 2013

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman In an interview published in the latest edition of Loaded magazine, Morrissey has described David Cameron as “gratuitously violent,” and expressed his desire to see Yvette Cooper “thrown into the sea”. In the most politically charged interview of his career, Morrissey also said he felt it was difficult […]

#RomneyShambles

July 27, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard Mitt’s gaffe-laden visit to the UK has seen him mocked in grand style. In case you’ve missed it, Mitt Romney has been in Britain this week and the Republican Party’s nominee for president has had an absolute nightmare. What started as a well intended visit to firm up relations with Britain […]

Darling leads criticism of Goodwin decision

February 3, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former Labour Chancellor disapproves of government move. The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood has been criticised by former Chancellor Alistair Darling, who described the move as “tawdry” and taken “on a whim”. Darling led a chorus of discontent from various high-profile figures who […]

Sarkozy set to introduce Tobin Tax

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard French President ready to implement a financial transaction tax and hopes move will encourage other countries to follow. Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to resist pressure from France’s finance sector and introduce a 0.1 per cent tax on financial transactions. The French president proposes to introduce the […]

Government will not intervene on RBS bonus payments

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Downing Street says “We are not going to micro-manage bonuses”. David Cameron will not force any RBS executives to turn down bonus payments, despite growing calls for government intervention on executive pay. On Sunday, RBS chief executive Stephen Hester announced that he will not be accepting […]

Fred Goodwin set to be stripped of knighthood

January 22, 2012

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written for the New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Former RBS head could lose his knighthood as Cameron talks tough on executive pay. David Cameron has called for the removal of Fred Goodwin’s knighthood after formally asking the honours committee to revoke the award. The former head of RBS was given the honour as […]

Death to Neoliberalism

November 10, 2011

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written by Robert Pollard Every now and then an opportunity arises to make seismic changes to the social, economic and political landscape. The last time this truly happened in Britain was when Thatcher strode into power, where, after years of economic hardship, she decided that the way to deliver prosperity was to deregulate our banks, […]