Editorials

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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...

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...

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...

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...

ROYAL MAIL PRIVATISATION WILL BE RESISTED – says postal workers leader

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A LONDON postal workers’ leader yesterday warned the government they will face massive opposition, if they go ahead and try to break Labour’s election...

UNIONS must purge Labour Party of Brown and the Blairites

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AFTER the Labour party defeat at Glasgow East, one of the safest Labour seats in the country, the Prime Minister Gordon Brown has stated...

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...

Murdoch withdraws BskyB bid – Now bring down coalition!

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YESTERDAY the Prime Minister announced that a judge-led phone hacking inquiry will have powers to call media proprietors, editors and politicians to give evidence,...

Labour Cabinet Minister Fears For Her Seat

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THE Labour government’s policy to cut, close, reconfigure, and privatise the NHS has caught up with a number of senior government ministers, including leading...

Blair’s call for an ‘alliance’ to attack Iran

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PRIME Minister Tony Blair told businessmen from Britain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai yesterday: ‘We must mobilise our alliance of moderation...

Clarke Tells Blair It’s Time To Go

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TONY BLAIR may not be able to recover his authority and leadership after recent damaging events, former Blair Home Secretary, Clarke has said. Charles...

Weak British imperialism heading for a major fall

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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...

Occupy BMW Cowley – reinstate the sacked 850 agency workers

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IN August 2005 800 Gate Gourmet workers were sacked by megaphone in the car park of the Heathrow company. The TGWU, led by Tony...

Blair And Brown Crippling African Health Care!

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THE current Blair drive to have Gordon Brown and himself depicted in the media as the saviours of the African continent has hit the...

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,...

Bigot Straw Stirs Up Division Amongst Workers

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LABOUR MP Straw has been a Blackburn MP for 27 years and has long been aware that numbers of Muslim women in Blackburn wear...

Miliband to support Tory cuts and Royal Mail privatisation!

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ED MILIBAND, the new Labour Party leader, has made it perfectly clear that his victory does not mean that he is going to oppose...

Not a very British revolution – just another attempt at a bourgeois coup

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THAT an ex-SAS officer from the 1970s, with current military-police commissioner connections through his succession of security businesses, as well as ‘strong connections to...

Mubarak is finished – Forward to the socialist revolution

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The regime of Hosni Mubarak is finished, crushed by the millions of workers, middle class, poor and – most importantly – the youth who...

Coulson, Cameron tools of the Murdoch empire

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THE resignation of Coulson yesterday as Prime Minister David Cameron’s Director of Communications, follows on, almost immediately, from the police being forced to re-open...

Botched intelligence and shoot-to-kill ‘mistakes’ are par for the course says Clarke

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THE former Labour Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, yesterday continued with his campaign to restore his alleged political reputation. He says that this was...

Shut down Campsfield – repeal all racist immigration acts

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ONCE again yesterday morning, Campsfield detention camp was on fire, with coachloads of prison officers, the ‘tornado team’ armed with riot shields, arriving and...

British forces in a crisis in Afghanistan

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

Rate cuts and printing pound notes – Brown’s recipe for disaster

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THE Bank of England yesterday cut interest rates to 1.5 per cent, the lowest level in its 315-year history, since the start of the...

98 deaths in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan

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ON the brink of the third anniversary of the Anglo-US invasion of Iraq, the US based Human Rights First organisation has released a report...

Riga humiliation for Bush and NATO

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WHILE President George Bush was condemning EU leaders for not sending more forces to Afghanistan to fight the Taleban, officials of the main central...

Brown’s gold sales lost the Bank of England £3.8bn

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A DECADE ago, on May 7, 1999, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced plans to sell off a large part of Britain’s gold reserves. This was...

Mandelson’s Secret Business Interests!

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

Severe Child Poverty On The Rise Under Labour

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RESEARCH by charity ‘Save the Children’ has found that between 2004 and 2008, an additional 260,000 children were pushed into severe poverty in the...

The world crisis and the fascist slaughter in Norway

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THE fascist, Breivik, who carried out the mass murder of up to 100, mainly youth in Oslo and attempted to murder the Labour Prime...

Scrap Academies – restore free state education

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THE Academy school project – to replace state owned schools, with ‘independent’, millionaire sponsored, and privately run schools, who hire the staff that...

From Thatcher to Blair and Cameron – a common determination to smash the Welfare...

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THE just-released Thatcher papers confirm that the Tory leader had a very real hatred of the NHS and the Welfare State and, along with...

Oil War Looms In The Caucasus!

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RUSSIA is recalling its ambassador to Tbilisi after Wednesday’s provocative arrests of four Russian officers on spying charges, and is beginning a partial evacuation...

US policy of attacking independent media outlets is proven

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THERE have been quite a large number of journalists killed by US forces in Iraq, among them employees of Reuters and other European news...

No to a return of the Tories. Bring down Brown from the left

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BROWN has survived the resignations of Hutton, Purnell, Smith, Flint, Blears, Hoon and others, and remains Prime Minister for the moment. The next test comes...

Revolutionary crisis in France

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The first round of voting in the French presidential election, held last Sunday, produced an unprecedented defeat for the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and his...

Blair demands end of EU farm subsidies

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THE knives are out between the British ruling class and its Franco-German opposite numbers. The press conference at the end of Blair’s visit to Moscow,...

Ruling class discarding faithful servant Brown

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THE deepening crisis of the world capitalist system is causing alarm in the ruling class in Britain, causing them to revaluate their perspectives. The bile...

Britain Scuttling Out Of Iraq

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DEFENCE Secretary Browne has just visited Baghdad where he declared that the pace of the British rout in Iraq is to be accelerated, with...

Brown in partnership with McDonalds is going to bring in forced labour

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TRUE to form, Brown the bankers’ prime minister, opened his speech on apprentices yesterday by hailing the employers saying: ‘I am delighted to join...

Tories getting ready to blitz NHS and Welfare State

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YESTERDAY PM Cameron pledged that a Tory government will introduce a law, within 100 days of taking office, guaranteeing no rise in income tax...

Blair – Bush’s Servant To The Bitter End

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THE knives were out for disgraced Deputy Prime Minister Prescott yesterday. He is the man who was important to the Prime Minister because he...

Labour rats flee their sinking ship

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COMMUNITIES Secretary Hazel Blears has resigned from the cabinet, on the eve of the local government and EU elections, delivering a major blow to...

War crimes are OK, as long as they are British!

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CORPORAL Donald Payne has just got a minor one year sentence for a war crime after pleading guilty to inhumane treatment of civilian detainees...

Warning over High Street ‘recession’

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SHOP sales in May were only 1.4 per cent up on the same month in 2005. Comparing the same products and shops, sales were...