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UKIP launch new Euro election poster ...

A 'Regeneration Supernova' Is About to Destroy East London As We Know It

China and the Mayor have big plans for Newham – including a gigantic mini-city for Asian companies.<p>I recently came across two little-known PR artefacts that were produced a few years back by Newham Council. The overcrowded, ethnically diverse east London borough is home to more unemployed people …

Housing

Revolt on the Right by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin – review

Ford and Goodwin's fact-packed study takes a compelling look at how Ukip has become a threat to both Labour and the Tory party, fuelling the rise of the radical right in Britain<p>Its first leader was a don at a fashionable London University, its current leader went to public school and made his money …

Paul Ryan’s race flap even worse than it looks

The notion that Ryan was dog-whistling to racists is actually the best-case scenario. Here’s the scary alternative<p>I spent a depressing amount of time this weekend trying to think up a scenario in which someone might say the following without being motivated, to at least some degree, by malign …

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace practices in the early 2000s, I came away convinced that Walmart was the most egregiously ruthless corporation in America. However, ten …

Stumbling and Mumbling

One of the oldest divisions on the left - expressed by thinkers ranging from Merle Haggard down to Maurice Glasman - has been that between a liberal …

Slandering Britain's Roma isn't courageous. It's racist

The arrival of a group of marginalised people is challenging not because of who they are, but because they are poor<p>IN the movie Talladega Nights, motor-racing champion Ricky Bobby celebrates his victory with an obscene gesture. When his team's owner complains about the money and prestige his …

Why America Has a Mass Incarceration Problem, and Why Germany and the Netherlands Don't

Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy, study finds

Arrivals from EEA countries since 2000 have worked more and received less in benefits than average Briton, academics argue<p>Migrants coming to the UK since the year 2000 have been less likely to receive benefits or use social housing than people already living in the country, according to a study …

Farewell from NLP

New Left Project has closed. Here the editors offer some parting reflections on their experiences running the site.

Britain told social inequality has created 'public health timebomb'

UK is failing its children, women and young people on a grand scale, says Marmot report on links between inequality and health<p>Women and children in the UK would have longer and healthier lives if they lived in Cyprus, Italy or Spain, and Britain is facing "a public health timebomb", according to a …

Jake Archibald on Twitter: "Uh oh, this man is Secretary of State for Education (http://t.co/kv6CRIqPEe via @jbolster) http://t.co/GdDnPgFyAy"

New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>jaffathecake</b><p>"@<b>jaffathecake</b>: Uh oh, this man is …

The Amazon Mystery: What America's Strangest Tech Company Is Really Up To

Investors love Jeff Bezos's global-everything store, even though they aren't making any money from it yet—and it's not clear how they will.<p>If there’s a sentence that sums up Amazon, the weirdest major technology company in America, it’s one that came from its own CEO, Jeff Bezos, speaking at the …

Ethical alternatives to the Co-operative Bank

With US hedge funds calling the shots, the Co-op Bank's green credentials look increasingly fragile. But there are other accounts worth looking at • Poll: Will you stay with the Co-operative Bank?<p>Can the Co-operative Bank continue to be ethical now that it will be controlled by profit-hungry US …

So much for social mobility

Alan Milburn, the government’s paradoxically named ‘social mobility tsar’, last week released the first annual report of his Social Mobility and …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

How the World Health Organisation covered up Iraq's nuclear nightmare

Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe<p>Last month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a long awaited document summarising the findings of an in-depth investigation into the prevalence of congenital …

It’s apartheid “clear and simple,” Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters tells his Israeli fans

Pink Floyd superstar Roger Waters has criticized Israel’s <i>Yediot Ahronot</i> newspaper for distorting an interview he gave to its journalist Alon …

Mythbuster: Health warning

Before the 2010 election Cameron promised that he would cut the deficit and not the NHS, and that there would be no more top down reorganisations. He …

Radiation Therapy

World Mental Health Day: Nobody should ever be alone with a mental health problem

I’m not brave for writing about mental health, I’m not brave for talking about mental health with friends, family and colleagues and I’m not brave …

OECD literacy leagues: poverty and inequality blamed for England's results

Problem may lie in lack of encouragement and opportunity for people to study once they have left school<p>A failure to sustain education post 16 and the deep-rooted problems of poverty and social inequality have been blamed for England's poor showing in the OECD survey of adult skills.<p>The results of …

1 in 4 too ashamed to admit they receive benefits

One in four people are too ashamed to admit that they are in receipt of benefits, worried that people will think they are scroungers, according to a …

Who Counts?

The place of trans women within feminism has generated widespread controversy over the past twelve months. The appalling death of Lucy Meadows, the …

If you're a feminist you'll be called a man-hater. You don't need rebranding

Those anti-feminist stereotypes are there for a reason: activists challenge vested male interests and don't need to be adored<p>Nobody likes a feminist. At least not according to researchers at the University of Toronto, following a study where it emerged that people still defer to stereotypes about …

Laurie Penny on The Sun: fearmongering about mental health is what's really monstrous

The paper's frontpage claim that "1,200 killed by mental patients" is misleading - and it exposes exactly the kind of prejudice that implies people …

Roundtable | Lapham’s Quarterly

March 02, 2018<p>Preludes, Eden, and to swine own self be true.<p>March 01, 2018<p>The author of <i>High-Risers</i> revisits <i>Candyman</i>.<p>February 26, 2018<p>A decade inside …