Editorials

Daily editorials from the newspaper

Work till you drop for the working class

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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...

Imperialist ‘vulture funds’ plundering Africa

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THE High Court in London was due to rule yesterday in the case of an American-owned investment fund suing the Zambian government to repay,...

Political Revolution In Kyrgyzstan

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THE Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, spoke by phone Thursday with the new interim leader in Kyrgyzstan whose ‘peoples government’ has been placed in...
Alex pereira, cousin of Jean de Menezes, speaking at the News Line Anniversary rally last November

The British government is the real criminal

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

After April 24: Defeat pay cuts with an extended general strike!

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TENS of thousands of teachers, college lecturers and civil servants are striking today against government-imposed pay cuts. As a result of the action by the...

Bourgeoisie In A Panic Over Scotland

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POLLS showing that the campaign for Scottish independence could win the referendum, due to take place in nine days time, has caused panic amongst...

Johnson moves to put the skids under Prescott

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

EU heads for economic collapse and revolution

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

US attacks Iran, Russia and China

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

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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...

Rice calls for US-Africa open markets deal

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THE US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is currently touring Africa, putting forward the US plan to establish free trade and open markets with...
A lively delegation of Gate Gourmet locked-out workers outside the TGWU offices in Hillingdon yesterday morning

Heathrow Battlefield

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

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

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

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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,...

Tory austerity hits poorest the hardest, time to kick them out!

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A STUDY produced yesterday by the Centre for Cities think tank highlights the reality of Tory austerity cuts that have fallen on the backs...

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

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

Brown Favours Bush’s ‘New World Order’

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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

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

Baha Mousa – British Army Torture Inquiry Opens

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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...

King wanted to print even more paper money!

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

Imperialist aggression is the roots of terrorism

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

UK ‘control orders’ are illegal says EU rights body

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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...

1917 Revolution Is On Putin’s Mind

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YESTERDAY President Putin put himself forward not just as the defender of Russian speakers in Ukraine, but as the Guardian of Order in the...

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

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BRENDAN Barber the TUC general secretary in his New Year message confesses that he has two ‘big worries’ for the year 2008. He...

Karzai calls for rethink, as Taleban attacks mount

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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...
The head of the London march in Whitehall shortly after setting off from Parliament Square

A British ‘barbaric act of aggression’ in Basra

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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,...

Afghan crisis – more combat troops to be sent

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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...

Millions denied NHS dental care under Labour

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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...

British imperialism being cut down to size by the crisis

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

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

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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...

Never mind the claimants – use lie detectors on the politicians

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WORK and Pensions Minister John Hutton said yesterday that lie detectors will be used to help root out benefit cheats in job centres later...
Doctors angrily demonstrate outside Downing Street on friday against new regulations that discriminate against Commonwealth doctors training in Britain

Peugeot, the NHS and pensions

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THE crisis of capitalism is now erupting in Britain with massive force. The government has declared that the bankrupt capitalist system cannot afford final salary...

Russian & Chinese Stalinists support US threats against Iran

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THE Chinese and Russian representatives at a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and Germany on...

Baa And Virgin Air Industry Workers Are Ready For Action

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

British Army Is Defeated In Southern Iraq

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

RAF planes bomb Iraq/Syria border areas

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ROYAL Air Force Tornado fighter bombers have joined the US air force in bombing raids in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, particularly in the...

State Department rubbishes ‘ignorant’ Blair

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

Shell bites the dust – forward to the political revolution

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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...

More redundancies required at Vauxhall UK plants

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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 banks hit by Dubai collapse

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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,...

US closes Yemen embassy

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

US threatens Iran and Venezuela

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

Lord Jones and Sir Richard Branson turn on Brown

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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...

Demoralised Labour has shot its bolt!

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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...

Bush, Blair Admit Stupidity And Incompetence

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