The price of gas and the costs of war

23rd December 2022 shoreditchadmin2 0

The UK energy consumer price inflation rate is more than double the OECD average. The Tory government is blaming the Ukraine war, when the dizzyingly high level of energy price inflation is down to UK government policy choices. Labour should back the TUC’s proposals as they would help tackle this energy cost crisis.

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Rising prices and turmoil in the Middle East

11th October 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Roberts

Since this summer a renewed wave of mobilisations has emerged across the Middle East and North Africa. The unrest has included big and often violent protests against the US in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey.

In addition to demonstrations against US-inspired Islamophobia, protests have been sparked off by a wide range of other issues – examples of which include the following.