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Labour believes that the elderly must be made to pay

IT has emerged that it is a question of principle for the Labour government that elderly people who are now living in nursing and...

EU heads for economic collapse and revolution

ON Thursday the heads of the Eurozone met in emergency session in a desperate attempt to head off Greek state bankruptcy leading to the...

Met chief’s agenda – police ‘justice’ and troops on the streets!

Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, presented his ‘wish list’ of latest demands to the Labour government, when speaking to the Police Superintendents’ Conference...

Johnson moves to put the skids under Prescott

THE Blairite cabinet, faced with the working class rejecting Blair, his war on Iraq, his onslaught on the Welfare State, and with popular revulsion...

Disband the EU – forward to a Socialist United States of Europe

THE latest attempt to advance, by sleight of hand, to a united capitalist state of the European Union for the benefit of the...

US attacks Iran, Russia and China

IRAN has responded with a heroic defiance to the new economic sanctions imposed by the US ruling class that target its military defence, the...

‘Put an end to capitalism’ to solve the food crisis

WITH another 100 million people no longer able to afford the food they need to live, two international meetings were underway in London and...

Work till you drop for the working class

LORD Turner, the ex-CBI boss, is proposing that workers work a number of extra years before they take the state pension. Turner says that...

Bourgeoisie In A Panic Over Scotland

POLLS showing that the campaign for Scottish independence could win the referendum, due to take place in nine days time, has caused panic amongst...
Alex pereira, cousin of Jean de Menezes, speaking at the News Line Anniversary rally last November

The British government is the real criminal

DEFENCE Secretary John Reid yesterday appealed to people to be very slow to condemn British troops for the atrocities being committed in...

King wanted to print even more paper money!

WHEN the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided two weeks ago to print £50 billion more for its stimulus programme binge, the City, which was...

1917 Revolution Is On Putin’s Mind

YESTERDAY President Putin put himself forward not just as the defender of Russian speakers in Ukraine, but as the Guardian of Order in the...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers at a lobby of the Hillingdon TGWU office earlier this month

Occupy Peugeot! Build a new leadership in the unions!

LEADERS of the trade unions said they were shocked by PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s announcement on Tuesday that it is closing its Ryton factory in Coventry,...

Baha Mousa – British Army Torture Inquiry Opens

was kept with other Iraqis under the control of British troops, and with the knowledge of their officers and various intelligence officials. They were systematically...

Afghan crisis – more combat troops to be sent

THE British government’s Defence Secretary, Des Browne, said yesterday that he would be making a statement to the House of Commons as soon as...

Rice calls for US-Africa open markets deal

THE US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is currently touring Africa, putting forward the US plan to establish free trade and open markets with...

Brown Favours Bush’s ‘New World Order’

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has spoken of the need for a ‘new world order’. He is not embarrassed that this is what President Clinton and...

Bma Oppose Health Rationing

‘We are not against improving patient referral standards, but we are opposed to referral management to cut costs and ration treatment,’ British Medical Association...

With Dick’s Promotion The Capitalist State Shows It Is The Boss

COMMANDER Cressida Dick is to become a deputy assistant commissioner, the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) announced on Tuesday. On July 22 2005 Dick was in...
A coachload of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers came to the TGWU’s London headquarters to speak with TGWU National Secretary Brendan Gold about his betrayal of the locked out workers

US workers need revolutionary leadership

A CRISIS, with the most revolutionary implications for the working class, is erupting in the US, with GM, the world’s biggest motorcar producer announcing...

Barber’s two ‘big worries’, the crisis of capitalism and workers’ anger!

BRENDAN Barber the TUC general secretary in his New Year message confesses that he has two ‘big worries’ for the year 2008. He...
A lively delegation of Gate Gourmet locked-out workers outside the TGWU offices in Hillingdon yesterday morning

Heathrow Battlefield

TONY Woodley, the TGWU general secretary, commenting on the sacking of one of the leading members of the TGWU by BA yesterday, and the...

Never mind the claimants – use lie detectors on the politicians

WORK and Pensions Minister John Hutton said yesterday that lie detectors will be used to help root out benefit cheats in job centres later...

More redundancies required at Vauxhall UK plants

UNDER the cover of a Voluntary Separation Programme GM is seeking to push through more redundancies at GM Vauxhall including a number at Ellesmere...

British imperialism being cut down to size by the crisis

BRITISH imperialism, at the height of its power and even up to the 1930s, had at its heart the dictum of sea power, that...

Baa And Virgin Air Industry Workers Are Ready For Action

NEWS LINE sends its greetings and full support to the British Airports Authority workers who have decided to take strike action at seven major...

State Department rubbishes ‘ignorant’ Blair

A POLITICALLY ‘sick’ Prime Minister Blair was yesterday delivered another major blow, this time at the hands of the US State Department, when...

British banks hit by Dubai collapse

AFTER the Abu Dhabi stockmarket experienced a record one-day fall of 8.3 per cent, and Dubai’s Financial Market Index fell 7.3 per cent yesterday,...

Shell bites the dust – forward to the political revolution

THE massive Royal Shell energy giant, which purchased the Sakhalin-2 concession for a song from Boris Yeltsin, was yesterday brought down to earth with...

British Army Is Defeated In Southern Iraq

US Intelligence officials have told the ‘Washington Post’ that the British army has been defeated in southern Iraq, and specifically in the second city...

Millions denied NHS dental care under Labour

IT IS estimated that 7.4 million people in England and Wales have not been to a National Health Service dentist since April 2006, because...

Karzai calls for rethink, as Taleban attacks mount

THE Afghan ‘government’ has called for a rethink of the US-led fight against the Taleban, after heavy casualties to civilians caused by US air...

Lord Jones and Sir Richard Branson turn on Brown

TWO of the Brown government’s big business backers Lord Digby Jones, the ex-CBI boss and Richard Branson, the Thatcherite businessman have unsurprisingly turned-coat. No doubt...

Imperialist aggression is the roots of terrorism

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday said that there is to be more new repressive legislation, on top of the huge powers that the government and...

Demoralised Labour has shot its bolt!

TWO ex-Labour government leaders Clarke and Blunkett have now spoken up, true to form, to stab Prime Minister Brown in the back, just as...

British forces in a crisis in Afghanistan

THE British army went into Helmand province in Afghanistan like lions, with their officers explaining that they were going to take on the Taleban,...

US threatens Iran and Venezuela

YESTERDAY the United States Secretary of Defence and Secretary of State, Gates and Clinton, threatened Iran with extreme sanctions if it insisted on its...

US closes Yemen embassy

THE US emphasised that it had gone to war on the territory of the Yemen yesterday, by closing its embassy in the Yemeni...

UK ‘control orders’ are illegal says EU rights body

EVEN the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles has condemned the issuing of control orders by the British Home Secretary as...
The head of the London march in Whitehall shortly after setting off from Parliament Square

A British ‘barbaric act of aggression’ in Basra

THE Labour Government’s Defence Secretary, John Reid, declared yesterday that sending six Warrior tanks to demolish the wall of a prison compound in Basra,...

Francis report will be used to impose mass hospital closures

NHS staff should face prosecution if they are not open and honest about mistakes, according to the public inquiry into failings at Stafford Hospital. In...

Mandelson’s Secret Business Interests!

PETER Mandelson is one of five Labour government cabinet ministers who insists on his business interests being a secret and for that purpose has...

Bush, Blair Admit Stupidity And Incompetence

PRESIDENT Bush and Premier Blair have admitted their chronic incompetence over the prosecution of the war in Iraq, and have appealed to the rest...

Thousands Driven Out Of Their Homes!

AFTER the initial declarations of the British and other NATO forces that they were going to Afghanistan to win ‘hearts and minds’ through engaging...

Weak British imperialism heading for a major fall

THE chickens are coming home to roost for British imperialism, as the mounting casualty figures in both Afghanistan and Iraq show. It is a long...