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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...

Failure To Invest Will Mean Disaster For NHS, Says RCN!

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‘FAILURE to invest more now to tackle the nursing workforce crisis will mean disaster for the health and care services this winter,’ the Royal...

COVID IS BEING USED TO SACK TENS OF THOUSANDS says RMT leader Mick Lynch

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RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch has accused the Johnson government and the privately-run train operating companies of ‘using Covid as a smokescreen’ to rip...

Youth are marching against capitalism!

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OVER 10,000 school youth from around the South East of England descended on London’s Parliament Square yesterday shouting: ‘Solution not pollution! We want change!’...

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...

FRANCE PARALYSED BY GENERAL STRIKE! – as workers defend pensions

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FRANCE is paralysed by a nationwide general strike by transport workers, teachers and other trade unions, supported by the mass of the working population. This...

Johnson willing to scrap Iran deal for ‘Trump deal’

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TORY PM Johnson, yesterday morning stated he is willing to scrap the Iran nuclear deal in favour of a ‘Trump deal’. Then, in a move...

PM’s top advisor Cummings refuses to quit

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‘I KNOW that the British people hate the idea of unfairness. People like me who make the rules should be accountable for their actions,’...

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...

Assange to be Extradited!

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THE HIGH Court ruled yesterday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US, where he faces a sentence...

Johnson ignores the crisis & praises USA!

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‘IT WAS CAPITALISM that ensured we had vaccines in less than a year,’ Tory PM Johnson boasted in his closing speech at the Tory...

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...

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...

British Gas Staff Reject Boss’s Obscene Rise

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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...

Exercise Cygnus exposed! Tories were asked to simulate turning off all UK ventilators

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A CROSS Party ‘pandemic simulation’ carried out just three years before Covid-19 struck ‘played-out’ a scenario in which the health minister was asked to...

Ambulance staff at breaking point

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AMBULANCE staff are at breaking point, with the union Unison raising the alarm yesterday that services are facing unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable...

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...

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...

No NHS Pay Update Is An Insult To All UK Workers

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TORY Social Care Minister Helen Whately was yesterday afternoon unable to give an update on the government’s NHS pay offer. All she could say was...

Grenfell cladding companies ‘total neglect of safety’ – QC – ‘Flammable cladding must be...

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A BARRISTER for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire told the public inquiry that a ‘total neglect of safety’ was at the heart of...

UAE & Israel ‘normalise’ relations!

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ISRAEL and the United Arab Emirates reached a deal yesterday that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two, in...

560 Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa

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MORE than 560 Israeli settlers stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of East al-Quds under the protection of the regime’s forces...

‘All bus workers must strike together’ – Renationalise now! – demands Harrow picket

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THERE was a strong picket line at Harrow bus garage yesterday morning despite the pouring rain. London Sovereign drivers were on their third day of...

Blackburn College Sacking Staff But Boosting Bosses’ Pensions!

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LECTURERS are furious after Blackburn College announced plans to sack staff but boost bosses’ pensions. 29 jobs are at risk in the fifth round of...

‘NHS at breaking point’ – Says BMA deputy chair Dr David Wrigley

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‘FROM HEALTH to social care, everything is at breaking point,’ deputy chair of the British Medical Association Council (BMA), Dr David Wrigley warned yesterday. ‘I...

NURSES DRIVEN OUT – Low pay & axing bursary has caused 37,821 vacancies

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THERE are now 37,821 nurse vacancies in the NHS, NHS England confirmed yesterday, releasing the latest data. This is a rise of 1,738 from the...

TRUMP’S COUP FAILS – AFL-CIO must call a general strike

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ARMED supporters of US President Trump stormed the Capitol building and forced a lockdown on Wednesday evening. However, the attempted coup failed. A woman was...

FORGEMASTERS NATIONALISED – as Honda Swindon is closed

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UNITE yesterday welcomed the news that the government will bring Sheffield Forgemasters into public ownership. The news came as the giant Honda plant in Swindon...

‘Closures Being Cynically Fast-Tracked’ Says Unite!

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THE CLOSURE of the Alexander Dennis (ADL) plant in Guildford this week after 125 years of vehicle building with the loss of 200 jobs...

‘CALL THE AIRPORT OUT’ – demand Heathrow strikers

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FOUR thousand Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) workers are taking the fourth of four days strike action today against the company’s imposition of twenty-five per...

Hunt announces EU coalition to patrol Gulf

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‘COBRA emergency meetings were held this morning and throughout the weekend. We must now take appropriate action to support the safe passage of vessels...

Palestinians Evicted From Their Homes!

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JERUSALEM – Israeli police yesterday morning quelled a rally against the forced expulsions of Palestinian families from the Batn al-Hawa area of Silwan in...

TIME TO GET RID OF THE CRISIS-RIDDEN CAPITALIST SYSTEM – WRP’s MAY DAY MANIFESTO

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THE NEWS LINE Editorial Board sends its May Day greetings to the working class and the poor of the world who are confronting a...

NO EXTENSION FOR EVACUATION! – Taliban tells US & UK

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AN AFGHAN security forces member has been killed in a gunfight by ‘unknown assailants,’ as US and German troops joined the fighting at Kabul...

END OCCUPATION – demands the Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh

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PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Mohammad Shtay-yeh yesterday called for a serious track to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and establish the Palestinian...

‘HISTORIC WIN’ FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS – tens of thousands entitled to Uber compensation

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THE GMB union scored an ‘historic’ win on Friday when the Supreme Court passed judgement in the union’s landmark workers’ rights case against Uber. This...

‘Call general strike’ UCU CONEL chair Anglin tells mass rally of striking college lecturers!

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‘TRADE unions must call a general strike to kick out this Tory government,’ Chris Anglin, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)...

Anti-deportation fighters block removals – are backed by TUC

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MOST of the people due to be put aboard a controversial deportation flight to Jamaica yesterday have been removed from the flight list! This was...

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...

Johnson Hands Power To Decide To Bosses

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‘WE ARE going to give employers more discretion, and ask them to make decisions about how their staff can work safely,’ Tory PM Johnson...

A&E Visits Halved By Virus Outbreak

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A&E VISITS in England have halved since the coronavirus outbreak started, dropping to their lowest level since records began. Before the pandemic, more than 2.1m...

Starmer & Tory PM Johnson arm-in-arm against Russia!

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‘IF PRESIDENT Putin were to choose the path of bloodshed and destruction he must realise it would be both tragic and futile,’ Tory PM...

UK ECONOMY IS CRASHING! – facing its biggest ever slump

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TORY CHANCELLOR SUNAK yesterday said it is ‘very likely’ the UK is in a ‘significant recession’, as figures show the economy contracting at the...

Unite Demands £60,000 Grant – For Families Of Deceased Bus Drivers

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UNITE regional secretary for London Pete Kavanagh told News Line yesterday: ‘We would like to see this £60,000 grant to the families of those...

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...