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2,200-strong bus drivers strike solid – Bus drivers demand renationalisation

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THE BUS strike by 2,200 Unite members employed by the privateer RATP at eight London garages was solid yesterday, with strikers demanding that the...

Liberty to sell steel plant 5,000 jobs in the balance – Nationalise the entire...

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FIVE THOUSAND steel jobs hang in the balance as steel giant Liberty announced plans to sell its plant in Stocksbridge, Sheffield, as part of...

TORY CRISIS DEEPENS AS SUNAK SET TO BORROW £598bn MORE

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CHANCELLOR Sunak began his Budget speech by drawing attention to the £280 billion already spent on Covid-19 rescue measures saying, ‘I said I would...

STOP UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT! – Labour insists maintain £20 uplift

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‘REDUCING Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit would be fundamentally the wrong decision. It would be a profound mistake and put millions of families...

UK ECONOMY NOSEDIVES! – biggest fall in modern times

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THE UK economy nosedived by a record 9.9%, the biggest slump in modern times, with the contraction in 2020 ‘more than twice as much...

NHS buildings ‘verge of collapse’ – Risk of ‘corporate manslaughter’!

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AN NHS hospital has commissioned a report into the risk of corporate mans-laughter charges should a fatal roof collapse occur, leaked documents exposed yesterday. West...

Vaccine passport trials beginning in mid April!

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VACCINE passport trials will begin from mid-April, Tory PM Johnson announced at the 5pm briefing yesterday. When asked he said: ‘Obviously we are looking at...

COMPANIES TO LAUNCH MASS SACKINGS – following big cut in furlough payments

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ONE-IN-FIVE companies are planning to sack workers in response to yesterday’s cut in furlough payments, a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey has found. From...

‘A KICK IN THE TEETH FOR PASSENGERS!’ – TSSA condemns above inflation fare...

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TSSA rail union General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has rounded on the Government over plans for an inflation-busting rail fares increase in England next year...

‘Charge sheet against Hancock grows by the hour!’ says Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth

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HEALTH Secretary Matt Hancock was forced to resign on Saturday afternoon despite repeated public statements from PM Boris Johnson that he retained his full...

NHS pay fury at 3% pay rise – unions consider strikes

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HEALTH workers, furious about the government’s offer of a below-inflation 3% pay deal are to be consulted by their unions, the BMA, RCM, RCN,...

Postmasters Convictions Quashed

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JUDGES have quashed the convictions of 39 former postmasters after the most widespread miscarriage of ruling class justice in the history of UK capitalism. The...

Johnson under pressure to sack Raab!

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PM JOHNSON is facing growing pressure to sack his Foreign Secretary Raab, or if he won’t to resign himself. It has now emerged that neither...

NHS HAS ‘FRIGHTENING’ AND ‘UNFORGIVABLE’ STAFF CRISIS says the BMA doctors’ trade union

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ENGLAND has an ‘unforgivable’ and ‘frightening’ NHS workforce crisis that severely threatens patient safety, says the BMA doctors’ union in research published today. The BMA...

59 killed & 296 wounded in Israeli attack on Gaza

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THREE days of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip left 59 Palestinians dead by noon yesterday local time, including 14 children and three women,...

No limits Stop and Search! Youth chain gangs! – Sweeping police powers ‘discriminatory’ –...

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THE TORY government yesterday put forward proposals for even more sweeping police powers. They include taking off all restrictions on Stop and Search. Under the...

‘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...

Transport workers’ lives at risk – ‘Come into work’ TfL tells workers in S...

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TRANSPORT union RMT has blasted Transport for London (TfL) for calling on staff in South African variant postcodes to ‘come into work as normal’...

Infected blood scandal – 72 died from contaminated drug at single school

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A PUBLIC inquiry yesterday heard from students and parents after more than 120 ex pupils at a school for disabled children were caught up...

GRENFELL CRISIS – 88 claimants refuse to negotiate with council until it admits liability

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THE HIGH Court has ruled that the 1,000 claims against The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and its tenant management organisation (TMO)...

GPs DEPORTATION THREAT – RCGP warns of visa crisis

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THE RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel demanding that the government must act ‘urgently’ to prevent newly-qualified...

US Kabul drone strike kills six! – including four children

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SIX people, including four children, were killed in a US drone strike in Kabul, Afghan TV reported yesterday, citing eyewitnesses. Earlier, US officials said that...

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...

Infection out of control – ‘Isolation exemptions will spread Covid-19’ – BMA stark warning!

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STAFF isolation exemptions are absolutely the wrong answer to the government’s failure to control spiralling infection rates, says doctors’ union the BMA. Responding to news...

Royal London Hospital Serco strike!

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WORKERS employed by outsourcing giant Serco, who work in the company’s back-of-house catering department at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, will stage a...

Labour Shadow Ministers Prepared To Join Nurses On The Picket Line!

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WITH THE Royal College of Nursing launching a £35 million strike fund to defeat the Tory government’s 1% NHS pay insult at the weekend,...

FRESH JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKES ARE LOOMING! – as Tories exclude them from ‘pay award’

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THE BMA is to survey junior doctors on possible action to take following massive anger over their exclusion from the NHS ‘pay award’. The BMA...

GPs at breaking point! – While big pharma fleece the NHS

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THE ROYAL College of GPs (RCGP) has sounded the alarm over the crisis in general practice, calling yesterday for an urgent emergency rescue plan. Professor...

Grenfell residents give evidence to the Inquiry – ‘We were treated as sub citizens’...

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THE GRENFELL Tower fire Inquiry heard from the residents themselves yesterday including Lee Chapman the secretary of the leaseholders association who had repeatedly raised...

Revolutionary General Strike in Greece!

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ATHENS – Tens of thousands of workers and students marched in all main cities of Greece last Thursday in a 24-hour general strike against...

Raab Refuses To Give End Of Lockdown Date

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FOREIGN Secretary Dominic Raab rebuked the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) of rebel Tory MPs yesterday, insisting that the government won’t be held to an...

Consumers facing huge oil & gas price rises!

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THE TORY government claimed yesterday that there is no threat to the UK gas supplies, despite four energy privateers being widely tipped to go...

Ealing Anger At Strike Sellout!

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EALING Parking Service workers are angry at the way in which their strike has been sold out. Unite Branch Secretary Harjinder Nagi told News Line...

Taliban: ‘We have emancipated Afghanistan and made it free’ – Amnesty for all announced...

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THE TALIBAN announced a ‘general amnesty’ yesterday for government workers across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government. ‘We must congratulate the victorious struggle...

Five Days Of Strike Action At Metroline

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LONDON bus operator Metroline’s decision not to permanently drop its controversial ‘remote sign-on’ policy will lead to five days of strike action that will...

Chinese Rover sends back Mars ‘selfie’!

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LAST WEEK, US President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order to enhance and extend a Trump-era ban on investments with 59 Chinese companies, barring...

Parliament in crisis over Taliban victory!

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THE HOUSE of Commons met on Wednesday morning at 9.30 am to discuss the implications of the major defeat suffered by both the US...

US-UK Are Routed In Kabul – ‘A Strategic Disaster’ – Liam Fox

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THE Taliban took control of Afghanistan yesterday, with the collapsing NATO-backed government shrieking in its fear that they are entering the capital, Kabul, ‘from...

‘IT IS OVER’ SAYS WALLACE – as UK leaves nationals behind in Kabul

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‘IT IS OVER,’ Tory defence secretary Ben Wallace admitted yesterday over the UK’s Afghan debacle. He added: ‘It is with deep regret that not everyone...

PC Monk gets 8 years for Taser death – Dalian Atkinson’s family speaks out

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POLICE officer Benjamin Monk has been jailed for eight years after being sentenced yesterday. He was convicted of the manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson...

Johnson wins vote to cut foreign aid – but majority reduced to 35

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TORY PM Johnson faced Tory rebels in the House of Commons yesterday over whether to continue the foreign aid cut of 0.5% of GNI...

Ealing strikers in high spirits

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THERE were high spirits on the parking services workers’ picket line outside Ealing Town Hall in west London yesterday morning, with dhol drummers keeping...

‘Treated appallingly by Home Office’ – had passport taken and threatened with forcible removal

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A MAN who had lived legally in the UK since 1962 had his passport confiscated and was threatened with forcible removal from the UK,...

LEBANON ERUPTS! – on the anniversary of port explosion

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HUNDREDS of Lebanese marched to mark the first anniversary of the Beirut port explosion that killed more than 200 people. Lebanese police clashed with angry...

WITHDRAW FIXED PENALTY NOTICE! – Patsy Stevenson to issue proceedings against Cressida Dick

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PATSY Stevenson has warned the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in a pre-action letter that she intends to initiate legal proceedings against the Metropolitan...