Industrial policy

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‘Zombie government’: more than half of departments delay key decisions
As an economic crisis looms in the UK, legislation shelved and deadlines missed on energy, online safety and gambling laws

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Michael Savage

07, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on public sector pay: Labour needs an answer | Editorial
Editorial: The opposition should be clearer about its own solutions to disputes that the government is shamefully trying to prolong


29, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Worship the rich, neglect the poor? Adam Smith’s words still capture how power works | Kenan Malik
A law introducing state-sanctioned strike breaking is the latest sign that regulation only applies to workers. For business interests, anything goes

Kenan Malik

24, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Manufacturing is key to our future | Letters
The UK service sector is important, but we ignore our expertise in industries such as aerospace and pharmaceuticals at our peril

17, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK’s biggest recruiters warn ministers not to hire agency staff to replace strikers
Letter from 13 major firms to government says ‘unhelpful’ move to repeal decades-long ban will only further inflame strikes

Julia Kollewe

30, Jun, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Mike George obituary
Writer and campaigner on social justice and the environment who developed the understanding of consumer vulnerability

David Brindle

27, Jun, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Boris Johnson backs plans to close ticket offices as fresh rail strike talks loom
RMT mulls future dates for industrial action as PM says it can’t be ‘business as usual’ on the railways

Gwyn Topham

26, Jun, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Boris Johnson is waging culture war against trade unions, warns TUC chief
Frances O’Grady says UK government doesn’t want to avert strikes, it wants to pick fights and sow division

Richard Partington

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Yes, we’re in a bad way. But to wallow in myths of British ‘declinism’ won’t help us thrive | David Edgerton
As we try to find our place in the world, politics veers between the equally unreal claims of boosters and decliners. The latter are now in the ascendant

David Edgerton

12, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Grant Shapps urges P&O Ferries to U-turn on sacking of 800 workers
The transport secretary is expected to close loopholes to ensure ferry companies pay the UK minimum wage

Rupert Jones

27, Mar, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Corrupt politicians, dodgy developers, bent coppers: Our Friends in the North still resonates | John Merrick
The original TV series mined social issues brilliantly – a radio remake in the era of the ‘red wall’ makes sense, says writer and editor John Merrick

John Merrick

24, Mar, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Sacking your staff by video is a return to an age when workers were treated with casual disdain | Frank Cottrell-Boyce
The P&O sackings is where you end up when business and government undermine basic protections and lose touch with common decency

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

20, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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