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Iran & Iraq united against US attack

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THE US ATTACK on Iran and Iraq will cement the unity of the two countries, Iranian President Rouhani said in a phone call with...

‘CULTURAL VANDALISM!’ Free TV licences for over-75s axed

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‘TO HOBBLE the BBC in this way is, as one MP has already described, a piece of cultural vandalism. The government must face up...

COVID-19 STAFF DEATHS – HSE Executive is urged to investigate

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THE Health and Safety Executive is being urged to investigate hospitals and care homes over the widespread Covid-19 infections among staff, which led to...

US Was Given Notice Of Attack!

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IRAN’S Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) say none of its missiles were intercepted during Wednesday’s heavy strike that targeted two US bases inside Iraq...

UK is bankrupt! – UK national debt is 103.5% of GDP

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UK GOVERNMENT borrowing hit £36.1bn in September as the UK continued heavy spending to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The figure was £28.4bn...

Tories are driven back over schools opening!

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THE PLAN for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term has been dropped by the...

‘Do not resuscitate’ care homes scandal – Professor Leary demands investigation

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A STARTLING new report published by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) states that during the peak of the pandemic people in care homes were...

Defend All BA Jobs! No Pay Cuts! Call A National Strike!

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OVER 600 British Airways workers demonstrated outside Heathrow airport yesterday. 42,000 were sacked that day by BA management and will only be re-employed if they...

Darroch quits – ‘thrown under a bus by Johnson’ say ‘Remainers’

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SIR Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, amid the row over leaked emails that lampooned President Trump’s administration, and threatened...

Cotton Goes – Savage Fire Cuts In Surrey

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LONDON Fire Brigade Chief Dany Cotton is to leave the service four months early. Cotton, 50, previously announced she was standing down from the London...

Unite-Gmb Appeal To Tories To Save Workers’ Jobs!

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THE UNITE and GMB trade unions have appealed to the government to announce a bespoke financial package to save the beleaguered aviation industry. The two...

‘We will conclude this matter on the streets!’ say South African workers

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THE South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Ekurhuleni is shocked and agitated that out of the blue, the City has provoked municipal workers...

‘STOP LOOTING OUR PENSIONS!’ – demands FBU, PCS, GMB and POA

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THE POA has joined the FBU, PCS and GMB in a Legal Challenge to ‘stop the looting of their pensions!’ The POA, along with the...

TORIES IMPOSE £10,000 FINES! – and make appeal for informers

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THE TORY government is imposing a new legal duty to ‘self-isolate’ if instructed to do so by ‘NHS Test and Trace’ from next Monday,...

Labour split over Scottish Referendum!

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SCOTTISH Labour may hold a special conference in the spring to decide whether to change its stance on supporting a second Scottish independence referendum. The...

Cladding Lobby

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TENANTS came from all over the country to lobby Parliament yesterday demanding that the tower blocks they live in are immediately stripped of flammable...

Mexican forces attack caravan

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CHILDREN went missing yesterday as a US-bound caravan of refugees clashed with Mexican forces under instruction from President Trump to block them from entering...

Unite Demands 15% NHS Pay Rise

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NHS workers should receive an early pay rise of 15 per cent or £3,000, whichever is greater, the Unite union, said yesterday. Unite, which has...

‘Grenfell Tower was a death trap before any firefighter arrived!’ – says Matt Wrack...

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MATT WRACK, the FBU general secretary, said yesterday in response to the Grenfell Tower inquiry phase one report: ‘The Inquiry’s interim report must finally...

Tories Forced Back On Ealing & Charing Cross NHS Cuts

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The TORY government has been forced to back down over its hated ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’ (SaHF) NHS cuts and closure programme in north...

UK committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ over Chagossians return

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THE UK committed ‘crimes against humanity’ by refusing to allow Chagos Islanders to return to their homes on the Chagos Islands, which is now...

No Deal Brexit Is Only Way Forward

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LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn, yesterday displayed ‘unredacted documents’ about secret US-UK government trade talks putting the NHS on the table in any future post...

Workers to get 67% of wages – bosses to get free labour under Sunak...

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TORY CHANCELLOR Sunak set out yesterday more massive support for businesses forced to close by law, with much tighter virus rules expected in England...

‘We’ll do everything to avoid “No Deal” exit from EU’ says Corbyn

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LABOUR leader Corbyn, appearing on the Sophy Ridge show on Sunday yesterday, was asked: ‘Can you guarantee that you’ll call a confidence motion before...

SUNAK’S FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH! – to bring in wage and job cuts & part-time working

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‘THE FURLOUGH scheme can not continue indefinitely,’ Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday at the Downing Street daily briefing, announcing that by September, the employer...

‘Make the least unsafe decision!’ – Norfolk & Norwich hospital staff told

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STAFF at Norfolk’s biggest hospital , the Norfolk and Norwich, were told to make the ‘least unsafe decision’ last week, when the hospital had...

MI5 carrying out serious crimes is lawful rules Judicial Tribunal

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FIVE judges of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal have given a divided ruling over a secret MI5 policy allowing security service agents to commit...

Williamson readmitted to the Labour Party – split widens as 90 MPs oppose his...

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LABOUR MP Chris Williamson was allowed back into the party yesterday morning after an investigation into comments he made about the party’s handling of...

Johnson and Barnier clash over EU/UK fishing rights

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TORY PM Johnson clashed yesterday with the EU’s Barnier over the thorny issue of Europeans fishing in UK waters and vice-versa. Speaking in Greenwich, Johnson...

FLYBE BUST! Tories to blame – BALPA

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‘FLYBE staff feel disgusted at this betrayal and these broken promises,’ pilots union BALPA General Secretary Brian Strutton said yesterday as the news broke...

Decanted families warehoused in office blocks

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FAMILIES are being ‘warehoused’ inside an office block in Harlow, Essex after being decanted from their local boroughs, with tenants forced to eat, drink...

Another 10,000 to be driven onto UC – After Rudd drives through legislation with...

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AS OF TODAY, ten thousand people on the old benefits system will be forced onto Universal Credit (UC) in a ‘pilot study’ in Harrogate,...

NHS PORTERS AT RISK – transporting the dead in sheets as body bags...

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NHS PORTERS at Epsom and St Helier Trust, not only have very ‘flimsy’ Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) but they are being forced to transport...

Unions unite to defend RIGHT TO STRIKE!

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OVER one hundred RMT members, along with members of the PCS, UCU and Unite rallied outside Parliament yesterday to defend the right to strike. This...

Sixth Forms strike today across UK

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TWENTY five Sixth Form Colleges take their second day of strike action today against savage cuts to pay, funding, courses and staff. The strikers, who...

‘It’s Time To Dismantle The System!’ Tate Strikers Told

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‘CORONAVIRUS is no reason to fire us!’ shouted over 150 strikers rallying outside the Tate Modern Gallery on Bankside yesterday afternoon. The strikers were marking...

ASDA takeover – 100,000 at risk

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THE GMB union has demanded assurances from the new owners of Asda over the future of over 100,000 workers as the supermarket chain was...

‘OPEN THE DOORS TO THE REFUGEES’ – urge 20,000 marchers in Athens

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‘OPEN the doors to the refugees,’ demanded 20,000 marchers in Athens on Thursday. Some 20,000 people marched through Athens on Thursday night calling for the...

‘Let’s get our act together!’ –TUC leader O’Grady appeals to the Tories

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TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said yesterday that the jobs market is on ‘red alert’, with thousands of firms set to go ‘over a...

Unions Agree To Axe Steel Jobs And Sell Out Members

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UP to 500 jobs will be axed at British Steel with the trade unions agreeing to the axing. The union leaders have warned the takeover...

Johnson Imposes Tier 3 On Manchester

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TORY PM Johnson announced yesterday the government will impose the strictest measures – a Tier 3 lockdown – on Manchester, despite Greater Manchester Mayor...

2.7% Fare Hike – Amidst Rail Chaos

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COMMUTERS were up in arms yesterday as above inflation 2.7% increases in rail fares set in, while services across the country have been in...

Great Campaign In Ealing & Hackney

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‘EALING Hospital workers and patients are fully backing us over our confrontation with Tory Health Secretary Hancock here on Monday when he refused to...

LOTHIAN PAYING £1.4m A MONTH FOR HOSPITAL IT CANNOT USE!

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A health board is paying over a million pounds a month to a private consortium for a hospital it cannot use. The new children’s hospital...

‘Sleepwalking towards another catastrophe’ – FBU statement marking 2 years since Grenfell fire

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‘WE RISK sleepwalking into another catastrophic loss of life. We demand urgent action from the government to ensure that the events of Grenfell Tower...