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Homeless deaths up 25% Rough sleeping up 165%

THE NUMBER of homeless people dying on the streets of England has dramatically increased by 25% over five years, while the sheer scale of...

Corbyn urges reject May and embrace EU

‘PARLIAMENT should do its job today and say No to the Prime Minister,’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said during yesterday’s debate and vote on...

Upfront fees deter patients – Immigrants denied cancer treatment says BMA

PATIENTS from other countries are failing to get the urgent cancer treatment they need, because of upfront fees. These fees are ‘deterring immigrants from...

‘THE NHS IS BEING SOLD OFF AS WE SPEAK!’ – says Anna Athow,...

THE British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday urged all Conservative Party leadership candidates to commit to excluding the NHS from any post-Brexit trade deals. In a...

British Gas Staff Reject Boss’s Obscene Rise

THE Unite and GMB trade unions have called on Ford to come clean over the future of its UK operations. They are warning that its...

MPs REJECT ATTACK ON NO-DEAL BREXIT Starmer-Corbyn motion defeated

MPs yesterday voted by 309-298 against a Labour-moved motion that sought to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31! The Labour-led plan was to force...

Corbyn calls for Customs Union and Single Market

‘IT IS TIME for Parliament to take control,’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday, responding to Tory PM May’s statement to Parliament on the...

Countdown to March 29th

PRIME Minister Theresa May has written to the European Union to ask for a three-month delay to Brexit. The UK is leaving the EU next...

TORIES WANT A NEW LEADER TO MEET TRUMP ON JUNE 3rd

PM MAY’S Brexit Withdrawal Bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government said yesterday as she came under more pressure...

NO FIRE ESCAPE! Tory fire safety guidance fails

NEW GOVERNMENT fire safety guidance fails to include escape plans, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) warned yesterday. RIBA insist that the government’s guidance...

LABOUR READY FOR EU SELL-OUT – as Watson prepares for EU elections

TORY Justice Secretary David Gauke indicated yesterday that besieged PM May will seek to put her Withdrawal Agreement with a permanent Customs Union tagged...

No To Cheap Labour Teachers!

TWO TEACHING unions have strongly criticised a minimum wage internship for teachers run by Stranmillis University College in Belfast. The NASUWT said the scheme should...

BMA & RCGP deny supporting Tory ‘fit notes’ and ESA cuts

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have sought to repudiate the claims by the Department of Work...

May Beaten – Corbyn Calls For Election!

PM MAY lost her latest high-stakes gamble in the House of Commons when her EU Withdrawal Bill was defeated by 344-286 MPs despite a...

Warrington NHS Trust Cancels ‘Privatisation From Within’ Plan

THE WARRINGTON and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been forced by an enormous outburst of mass anger to cancel a scheme allowing patients...

General strike sparked by demolitions in Palestine!

A General strike was held in Rahat City in southern Israel yesterday, against Israel’s rampant demolitions of Palestinian homes in Israel. Israeli bulldozers demolished two...

Corbyn ‘sorry’ for big losses

BOTH Labour and Tory parties have faced rejection at the ballot box in the English council elections over their Brexit betrayal, with smaller parties...

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

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

Dr Bawa-Garba victory –‘a defining moment’

DR BAWA-GARBA’s victory, in reversing the General Medical Council’s decision to strike her off the medical register over the death of a patient was...

Pupils miss out! Primary schools at bursting point

PARENTS found out yesterday if their child got into the primary school of their choice, while at their annual conference, the National Education Union...

Manchester specialist fire rescue unit shut!

‘LIVES will be at risk’ if Manchester is targeted again by terrorists because a specialist fire service unit has shut, a watchdog warned yesterday. Concerns...

State witch-hunt on labour

THE witchhunt against the Labour Party and its leader Corbyn is being stepped up with the news that The Equalities and Human Rights Commission...

Speaker Vows To Block ‘No-Deal’!

THE SPEAKER of the House of Commons has said that he will not allow it to be closed down so that the UK can...

‘Test Grenfell community for toxic contamination!’

A TOXIC cocktail of benzene, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), as well as many known cancer-causing chemicals and fibres have been found in soil taken from...

Passengers ‘lives at risk’ without guards

A DERAILMENT in Lewisham south London is a case in point about why guards must be kept on the trains, transport union RMT said...

Parliament taking control from government!

‘THE APPROACH to today’s business sets an extremely concerning precedent for our democracy,’ Tory leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said yesterday,...

MAY SURRENDERS! READY FOR EU ELECTIONS! – Pledges to carry out indicative ballot

ON FRIDAY, PM May wrote a grovelling surrender letter of complete capitulation to the EU President Donald Tusk, in which she agreed that the...

STOP NO-DEAL BREXIT ‘BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!’ – urges John McDonnell and Shami...

LABOUR Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti yesterday called for uniting with ‘moderate’ Tory MPs to stop a no-deal Brexit...

3 unions reject BA’s offer – strike looms!

THREE unions – BALPA, Unite, and GMB – representing 25,000 British Airways workers have rejected the company’s latest pay deal meaning that a major...

Rapidly rising support for ‘no deal!’

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...

South Western guards strike is rock solid!

THE SOUTH Western Railway workers’ strike was rock solid yesterday morning in their escalating battle to keep the guards on the train. They are...

PROBATION PRIVATISATION COSTS ELECTORS £500m!

THE CRISIS caused by the privatisation of the probation system in England and Wales has cost taxpayers almost £500m, the government’s National Audit Office...

Primary schools are cutting teaching assistants

‘ALMOST a decade of Conservative education cuts has left our children’s future in a perilous state,’ says the GMB trade union. It has responded to...

Council Made Millions While Cutting Grenfell Costs!

THE COUNCIL responsible for Grenfell Tower made multimillion-pound property deals while cutting costs to the tower’s restoration, it has emerged. Seventy-two people died when a...

Hammond pledges to bring down no-deal Tories!

Chancellor Hammond said yesterday that he would seek to bring down the Tory government if it tried to take Britain out of the European...

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

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

BEIS 3-day strike – ‘We demand Living Wage!’

OUTSOURCED workers, who provide catering and cleaning services in government offices, took the first of three days of strike yesterday demanding the London Living...

‘Bring companies guilty of corporate murder to justice’

ONE HUNDRED and forty four workers have lost their lives while on the job in 2017-18, with the GMB at its Annual Conference in...

MAY GOES TO GROUND! – Johnson & Gove are battling for her job

PM MAY was holed up in crisis talks with senior Tories including Boris Johnson and Michael Gove at Chequers yesterday, with rumours that a...

Nursery heads march on Downing Street!

NURSERY heads marched on Downing Street yesterday, furious at the desperate lack of funding which is now so bad that nurseries are threatened with...

Watson and Starmer move against Corbyn

DEPUTY Labour leader Tom Watson and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, along with union leaders, are pushing for a second referendum in a move...

Syrian Army launches fresh Idlib offensive!

SYRIA yesterday began an offensive to take back its entire territory launching a new assault on Idlib, the last part of Syria still controlled...

‘Conspiracy to rape’ – Victims of spy cops indict the state

WOMEN who found out their partners were undercover police spies insisted yesterday that they are the ‘victims of a conspiracy to rape’ by the...

Palestine Demands A Criminal Investigation

PALESTINE has demanded an immediate international criminal investigation into the Tel Aviv regime’s policy of settlement expansion and expropriation of Palestinian territories. The Palestinian Ministry...

Hezbollah banned

LEBANON’S Hezbollah has been banned by the UK in its entirety, Tory Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced yesterday. The Lebanon-based...