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GRENFELL INQUIRY HALTED! – no date set for reopening

THE GRENFELL INQUIRY HAS BEEN HALTED! Hearings have been cancelled until the charman of the inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick considers a demand from lawyers representing...

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British Steel 400 sackings

BRITISH Steel is to be sold to Chinese firm Jingye next Monday with the loss of 400 workers. Jingye has offered a contract to 3,200...

Stop mass deportation flight today! – demand 150 MPs and Lords

THE MASS deportation flight due to leave today with 50 people on board who came to the UK as children must be stopped! over...

Grenfell Inquiry – No Prosecutions

THE Attorney General ruled yesterday that contractors can give evidence to the Grenfell inquiry without fear of prosecution over the 72 deaths. Grenfell United, the...

Barclays Sacking 1145!

UNITE has expressed its alarm at the announcement yesterday that Barclays bank is closing a major processing centre in Leeds with nearly 800 jobs...

A Fifth Of Small Businesses Are Going Under

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...

Tories announce £330bn bailout for big business

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled a multi-billion bailout for big businesses in light of the coronavirus crisis. Speaking at the daily press conference Sunak...

NO EXTRADITION! – demands rally for Assange outside Woolwich Crown Court

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange’s trial at Woolwich Crown Court began yesterday morning, where the Tory government is seeking to extradite him to the US...

Sixth Forms strike: ‘urgent funds now!’

A LONDON march and rally marking the fifth day of strike action in over 30 Sixth Form Colleges took place yesterday, with union leaders...

BofE cuts interest rates to 0.1%

THE BANK of England cut its base rate to a record low of 0.1%, a sliver above zero, warning the coronavirus pandemic will result...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have no face masks!

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

Stop ‘Uberisation Of Universities!’

OVER 300 striking lecturers, university staff and students rallied outside the Universities UK (UUK) HQ in Tavistock Square, central London yesterday shouting: ‘Hey, hey,...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...

GRENFELL – ‘PROSECUTE THE GUILTY!’ – Survivors still demanding justice

JUSTICE for Grenfell yesterday branded as ‘outrageous’ and ‘atrocious’ the demand by company officials called before the Grenfell Inquiry for immunity from prosecution. The Grenfell...

UK committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ over Chagossians return

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

Over Half Of All London Nurses Want To Leave The City!

OVER half of London’s nurses want to leave the city as the cost of living devours their income. The majority of nursing staff blame the...

Tories Planning To Break ‘Trade Union Stranglehold’

THE TORY government is drawing up plans for new anti-union laws to ‘break the stranglehold of the trade unions’, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper disclosed...

Corbyn Pledges Another 1945

Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at a children’s centre in Corby, Northamptonshire yesterday, announced that ‘we will do everything necessary’ to stop a No Deal Brexit...

RIFKIND VOWS TO BRING DOWN JOHNSON – admits he has no powers over China

FORMER Tory Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind spoke out in support of bringing down the Johnson government to prevent a no-deal Brexit yesterday. Appearing on the...

Wildcat Postal Strikes

WILDCAT strikes by postal workers at three Scottish sorting offices over serious health and safety issues has forced Royal Mail to change its policy...

Ban zero hours! – New figures show massive rise

‘ENOUGH is enough, it’s time to follow the successful policies of other countries and ban these contracts once and for all,’ GMB’s Tim Roache...

Fire and Rescue cuts puts flood victims lives at risk

VICIOUS Tory cuts to the tune of £140 million mean that fire and rescue services are fighting with one hand tied behind their back....

74 Universities – 14 Days Of Strike

STAFF at 74 universities across the length and breadth of the country and in the north of Ireland are to strike in February and...

Cladding Lobby

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

Youth Rise Up Against Capitalism

A THOUSAND school youth walked out of classes yesterday to join the mass protest in Parliament Square, furious at how capitalism is destroying the...

Tory PM Johnson to prorogue Parliament

THE QUEEN has been asked by Tory PM Boris Johnson to prorogue Parliament days after MPs return from the Summer break, which will mean...

University staff step up struggle

MORE WORKERS at 74 universities across the country joined the strike yesterday as students also came out onto the picket lines to support their...

Firefighters For NHS Front Line!

FIREFIGHTERS are to fit face masks and deliver vital PPE and medical supplies to NHS and care staff. Fire and Rescue personnel have volunteered to...

450 jobs axed at BBC

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...

Coronavirus ‘Running Wild In Care Homes!’

THE LATEST figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which include every community death linked to Covid-19 in England and Wales, showed a...

‘We are here for as long as it takes!’ say defiant Harland and Wolff...

HUNDREDS of workers joined yesterday’s Harland and Wolff Rally in Belfast, with speakers reiterating their demand for the renationalisation of the shipyard. Unite Regional Coordinating...

Keep a guard on every train! – RMT leader Mick Cash tells News Line

RMT members at Waterloo Station were picketing South Western Railway yesterday morning as part of their ongoing fight to keep a guard on every...

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

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

Grenfell–‘Companies Killed 72 People!’

THE COMPANIES that carried out the Grenfell Tower refurbishment killed 72 people ‘just as surely as if they had taken careful aim with a...

‘MASSIVE VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION!’ – CWU leaders urge membership

THE COMMUNICATION Workers Union is calling for a massive vote for strike action against Royal Mail management’s attempts ‘to virtually de-recognise the CWU and...

WORKING CLASS MUST TAKE POWER IN 2020! New Year’s Day Manifesto

THE News Line Editorial Board sends revolutionary greetings for 2020 to all our readers, and to the working class, youth and the poor who...

Suspend inquiry unless panellist immediately replaced say Grenfell campaigners

THE SECOND phase of the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower Fire began yesterday with families and friends of the 72 men, women and children...

Homeless Children Housed In Containers!

TENS of thousands of homeless children in England are ‘temporarily’ housed in converted shipping containers and office blocks, freezing in winter, sweltering in the...

Swinson – New Attack On Corbyn!

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn risks jeopardising a vote of no confidence in the government by insisting he becomes caretaker PM, Lib Dems leader Jo...

Coronavirus ripping through Belmarsh!

BELMARSH High Security prison is suffering from an outbreak of coronavirus to such an extent that it is ‘barely functioning’, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has...

Remainers launch a legal challenge!

‘THE CANDYFLOSS of outrage we’ve had over the last 24 hours, which I think is almost entirely confected, is from people who never wanted...

TORY MPs BOYCOTT CORBYN MEETING

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn convened a meeting yesterday with opposition MPs from the Liberal Democrats, Scottish Nationalists, Greens, Plaid Cymru and Change UK ‘independents’...

‘FRESH BLOW TO CAR INDUSTRY’! – over 10% job losses at JLR Halewood

THE UNITE union has described the announcement that there will be further job losses at JaguarLandRover’s (JLR’s) Halewood plant in Merseyside as a ‘fresh...

‘YOU CAN’T PAY WORKERS LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE!’ – GMB writes to Chancellor...

IT IS A moral outrage to pay workers less than the minimum wage the GMB union told the Tory government yesterday. The union has written...