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Patel ratchets up enforcement

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‘THERE is still a small minority who refuse to do the right thing and to them my message is clear: if you don’t follow...

A Fifth Of Small Businesses Are Going Under

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A FIFTH of all small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are unlikely to get the cash they need to survive the next four...

Rapidly rising support for ‘no deal!’

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WITH a ComRes poll revealing yesterday that public support for a no-deal Brexit is rapidly rising, up 6% since January and now standing at...

Fresh Round Of College Strikes Begins

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THE FIRST day of a five-day strike yesterday marked an escalation in the college lecturers’ struggle with eleven colleges out on strike. At the College...

US takeover of GP surgeries subject to Judicial Review

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THE takeover of GP practices in London by US health insurance giant Centene Corporation will be subject of a judicial review in early 2022...

Bring us back in-house now! – demand St George’s Hospital strikers

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St George’s Hospital workers employed by the public services privateer Mitie are escalating their action with a week-long strike commencing on Monday 20th June. On...

NHS workers immigration status victory – Home Office forced to U-turn yesterday morning!

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THE TORIES, under fire from all sides have had to make a U-turn on their policy over the immigration status of NHS workers. Until yesterday...

Nurses using bin bags as PPE test POSITIVE!

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NURSES at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north west London, were forced to wear bin bags because of a lack of Personal Protective Equipment...

Lib Dems Dump Hs2 Policy To Win Tory Seat!

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THE Lib Dems have pulled off another opportunist by-election victory, overturning a 16,000 Tory majority in a seat that has always voted Conservative. They did...

Tories unveil sweeping new police powers to ban protests

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THE POLICE, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which threatens the fundamental right to protest, was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The government published some of the...

‘When we win power, it will be to give it to you’ – McDonnell...

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SPEAKING at a press conference on the ‘first hundred days’ of a Labour government, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, pledged: ‘So let...

‘We are starting fightback against pay-pension cuts!’

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OVER 300 University and College Union (UCU) striking lecturers and student supporters rallied and marched to the Royal Exchange Building in the City of...

NHS Bosses Using Election To Gag Staff – Gmb

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NHS bosses are trying to ‘gag’ staff during the general election, GMB Union revealed yesterday, warning that health service workers are being told they...

BMA condemns & rejects Primary Care specifications!

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THE BMA’s England GP committee has voted not to accept a contract agreement with NHS England and condemned the recently-published draft service specifications outlining...

US Lawyers Launch Bid To Have Assange Extradited From The UK

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US LAWYERS yesterday launched a fresh attempt to have Julian Assange extradited from Britain, arguing that concerns about the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health should...

Forty universities infected by Covid

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AS MANY as 40 different universities around the UK have now reported corona cases as the virus sweeps through the education system. After the University...

New Police Bill attacks right to protest! – Labour votes against

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‘THIS GOVERNMENT was elected a year ago on a manifesto to support the police and uphold law and order,’ Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel...

‘Under Immense And Continuous Stress!’ – Doctors Tell Bma

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IN TESTIMONIES provided to the BMA, one doctor said that ‘we are under immense and continuous stress’. While another doctor said: ‘What has been...

Downgraded! – A-Level Results Outrage

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AS A-LEVEL results came in yesterday morning head teachers warned that lowered grades are ‘unfair and unfathomable’ while teachers said that the results were...

World Revolution In 2022!

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New Year’s statement by the News Line Editorial Board THE NEWS LINE Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2022 to all our readers and to...

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...

Royal London SERCO strike rally

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DURING their five-day strike which concludes today, hospital staff working for SERCO gathered for a lively union rally at the Royal London Hospital at...

Rail Fares Rise – A 2.7% Hit

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MILLIONS of rail passengers will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for tickets from 2nd January, in a fare rise announced last...

Tories refuse to repeal draconian corona laws

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MORE THAN 50 people have been ‘unlawfully arrested’ under the ‘draconian’ Coronavirus Act, it emerged yesterday, yet the government are insisting that the laws...

Sixth Day Of Strike Action Against £2,500 Pay Cuts Per Annum!

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UNITE members at RATP London United yesterday held their sixth day of strike action against £2,500 per annum pay cuts being imposed by French...

Corbyn Condemns Pm Johnson Over Customs Union

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IN THE House of Commons yesterday morning PM Johnson sought to persuade MPs to support his Brexit plan. He said: ‘This government has moved. Our...

450 jobs axed at BBC

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FOUR hundred and fifty jobs are to be axed at the BBC, it was announced yesterday. The cuts include the closure of the Victoria Derbyshire...

Speaker rules out 3rd vote on May’s deal! – UK must leave EU March...

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‘WHAT the government cannot legitimately do is to re-submit to the House the same proposition, or substantially the same proposition as that of last...

Bus Strike Solid

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‘OUR STRUGGLE is getting stronger, not weaker. There is a deep determination amongst the membership. The more mischief from management, the more they try...

Croydon NHS demands Covid sick pay!

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WORKERS at Croydon Hospital are staging a protest on January 31st to demand Covid sick pay. Porters and cleaners at the south London hospital are...

UK protest against Nigeria’s police killings

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OVER 2,000 angry Nigerians demanding their president ‘Buahari must go’ demonstrated outside the Nigerian Commission in London on Wednesday evening before marching to Downing...

Patel: More Police Powers – Despite Sarah Everard’s Murder!

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‘WE HAVE delivered more powers to the police, including stop and search,’ Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel told the Tory conference in Manchester yesterday. This...

BELOW INFLATION RISES ARE A BIG WAGE CUT! – says Unite’s Sharon Graham

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UNITE general secretary Sharon Graham yesterday said below inflation rises are a wage cut with workers paying the price of the pandemic. Speaking after new...

‘No Medals, Badges Or Claps Just Pay Nurses 12.5% Rise!’

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‘NO MEDALS, badges or claps this time – just pay nursing fairly’, a nursing union leader told Boris Johnson yesterday. The leader of the UK’s...

TORY PROTEST BAN ‘UNACCEPTABLE!’ – London marchers clash with police

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At least 36 people were arrested for ‘breaching Covid regulations’ after a march of thousands of protesters through central London came under attack by...

Sweeping emergency powers are unveiled! – Police given powers to arrest suspected corona...

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NEW emergency powers were outlined yesterday by the Tories as they published the Emergency Coronavirus Bill. The sweeping new powers which will last as...

Tories knew NHS couldn’t cope with pandemic

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THE TORY government hid the outcome of an exercise it conducted on how the NHS would cope with a pandemic because it considered the...

Labour Woos Democratic Unionists!

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LABOUR’S Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show yesterday to urge the Democratic Unionist Party to join Labour in...

RMT will fight any new anti-union legislation

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RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch spoke out defiantly yesterday in response to Tory strike breaking threats to pass laws to ‘ensure minimum staffing levels...

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...

Serco hospital workers are set to strike!

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PATIENTS at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, East London, are facing the prospect of ‘food chaos’ later this month, after workers employed by...

Scottish court rules prorogation ‘unlawful’

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WE ARE of the opinion that the advice given by the government to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful and that...

Get out of the EU now! – RMT’s Cash tells May Day rally

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‘GET OUT of the EU now,’ RMT general secretary Mick Cash told the May Day rally in Trafalgar Square at the end of the...

NINE PALESTINIANS ON HUNGER STRIKE – against detention without charge

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NINE Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention currently remain on hunger strike in protest against their unfair administrative detention without charge or trial, says the...

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...