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We need a fair pay revolution to re-balance the economy

We need a fair pay revolution to re-balance the economy « Labour Uncut « Five things we learnt from Tristram Hunt We need a fair pay revolution to re-balance the economy by Amanda Ramsay The UK needs a wages-led recovery. Such companies’ appear to be able to afford to pay the Living Wage. A national policy should legislate that a UK national Li [...] Read more ...

via Labour-uncut
1 Nov 2014

Robin Knox-Johnston returns to solo racing aged 75

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75. On Sunday he will line up for the start of one of the modern sport's fastest and toughest single-handed races. The BBC's Chris Eakin joined Sir Robin on board his boat [...] Read more ...

via Audioboom
1 Nov 2014

Economic and Social Research Council

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues, focusing on six research areas: economic affairs, education and human development, environment and planning, government and law, industry and employment, and social affairs [...] Read more ...

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1 Nov 2014

Revolution by Russell Brand

One night, two weeks ago, the comedian and revolutionary Russell Brand attended a Guardian event where an Oxford-educated man with a Welsh name (Owen Jones) asked him nothing, and where he was loved-up by [...] Read more ...

via Thetimes
1 Nov 2014