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Annihilating annuities

Annihilating annuities Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 16 Apr 2014
They look like a trap, but we may miss them when they‘re gone, writes Alan Shipman.

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

You've got your Scottish pound - why don't you use it?

You've got your Scottish pound - why don't you use it? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 07 Apr 2014
Campaigners, upset at being excluded from the UK pound, should think of what they might gain by creating their own, argues Alan Shipman in the...

Scotland is simmering

Scotland is simmering Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 02 Apr 2014
Bram Gieben argues that September's vote may depend on the extent the Scots begin realise they have a chance to create a new kind of society, in...

For our most powerful and hypocritical leaders, crimes are things others commit

For our most powerful and hypocritical leaders, crimes are things others commit Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 28 Mar 2014
The crisis in Crimea illustrates the egregious hypocrisy and unctuous sanctimony at the heart of western foreign policy, writes Mehdi Hasan.

How equal is your equality?

How equal is your equality? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 21 Mar 2014
Equality is possible but only if the West gets used to living on less, writes Steven Primrose-Smith.

Should the US government apologise to the people of Iraq?

Should the US government apologise to the people of Iraq? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 18 Mar 2014
The civilian death rate in Iraq is at its highest since 2008. A US apology will not bring back the thousands of dead Iraqis, but it would indicate...