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‘A SUSTAINED ATTACK ON THE POOR’ – Tories assault on council housing condemned

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Homeless charity Shelter yesterday condemned the planned ‘radical reform’ of council housing as ‘a deliberate attack on the poorest in society’. Announcing the measure, ...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers winning support for their demonstration at Greenford Royal Mail sorting office yester

WORK TILL YOU’RE 65 – BA unveils pensions plan for pilots

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British Airways announced yesterday it has drawn up ‘a proposal to clear the £1 billion past service actuarial deficit in its New Airways...
KIFA  MUNTARI (left, now deceased) and Baha Mousa’s father DAOUD MOUSA (second left) with lawyers at the High Court in London in 2004, after his son’s brutal death at the hands of British troops in southern Iraq

Baha Mousa torture inquiry conceded by Defence Secretary

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Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti and Public Interest Lawyers solicitor Phil Shiner yesterday welcomed an announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence of an...

Secret Courts ‘Put Coalition Above The Law’

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THE government’s Green Paper for bringing secret evidence before closed courts into the justice system was condemned by both civil rights charity Reprieve and...

‘IRRESPONSIBLE TORIES!’ – Unions demand schools fire safety assurances

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THE NUT and ATL teachers unions, and the FBU (Fire Brigades Union), yesterday accused the Tory Government of being ‘grossly irresponsible’ for having brought...

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...

Grim prospects for capitalism warns IMF

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THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund is projecting a deep recession in 2020, with global growth projected to be -4.4% in its latest update to the...
Workers marching on Parliament in July 2017 after Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell called for the Tories to go

‘We Have To Prepare For No Deal’ –Johnson

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‘We have to prepare for no deal... We have to prepare convincingly for no deal,’ former Tory Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the BBC’s...
Students on the NUS march demand nationwide action – they demand the end of all fees and for living grants to be restored

Restore student grants demand UCU and NUS!

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‘THE POOREST students will graduate with the largest debt. We concur that the reintroduction of grants is essential,’ Emily Chapman, NUS Vice-President (Further Education)...

5 WARDS AND 300 STAFF FACE THE AXE – in Lincolnshire hospitals

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Staff at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have been shocked by the sudden announcement on Monday of plans to close five hospital wards and...
Last November’s 3,000-strong march through Enfield organised by the Council of Action to keep Chase Farm Hospital open

‘March With US To Stop Chase Farm Closure!’

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THE North-East London Council of Action yesterday called on everyone opposed to the threatened closure of Chase Farm Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department and...
The WRP-YS contingent led the call for a general strike

500,000 WILL STRIKE ON MAY 10 – says Serwotka

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Half a million workers will be taking strike action on May 10th, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told the mass rally at the end...

UK still set in law to leave EU on March 29

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INDICATIVE votes will take place today, Tory Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom confirmed yesterday afternoon, after which the Withdrawal Bill amendment...
North East Lodon Council of Action pickets of Chase Farm Hospital said everyone was opposed to the closure

Chase Farm Picket Wins Big Support

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‘WE ARE having a successful picket again today,’ North-East London Council of Action secretary, Bill Rogers, told News Line outside Chase Farm Hospital yesterday. ‘Everyone...

Fight Barking NHS Jobs Massacre!

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THE UNISON public sector union yesterday reaffirmed it will back strike action to defend NHS jobs. It was responding to the news that the huge...

G7 panics over Eurozone!

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Financial leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations held an emergency ‘teleconference’ on the worldwide economic crisis yesterday. Canada’s Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, warned...

ANNEXATION! – Israeli plan to carve up Palestine

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‘WE ARE already at the height of the process of mapping the area that, according to the Trump plan, will become part of the...
Greek workers who every day have been resisting and fighting the savage austerity programme imposed on them by the EU Troika

May Day 2014 greetings – BRING DOWN THE TORIES! – Forward with the World...

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THE News Line Editorial Board sends its May Day greetings to the working people of the world at a time when the world capitalist...
DAVID PITT (vice-chair West Midlands FBU) joined the Young Socialists March for Jobs in Wolverhampton

‘Time To Call General Strike’

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‘The TUC leaders must call a General Strike, everyone is being hit over pensions, pay, and conditions,’ said David Pitt, Vice Chair of West...

BA steps up industrial thuggery

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FROM TODAY all 42,000 British Airways workers who have not signed up for voluntary redundancy will be regarded by BA as being willing to...

AER LINGUS 48 HOUR STRIKE – to oppose wage-cutting at Belfast Airport

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ALL Aer Lingus routes will be affected when 500 pilots strike for 48-hours next Tuesday and Wednesday. They are taking action against the airline’s...

CWU calls Nov 4th strike action

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POSTAL workers in Royal Mail yesterday voted by 4 to 1 (78%) in favour of strike action in a move to protect their jobs,...
Two thousand BA cabin staff shout ‘Out with Walsh’ at the end of their mass meeting that decided on a series of three-day strike actions

96% VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION – By British Airways cabin crews

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A 96 per cent vote by British Airways cabin crew to strike over management by imposition and the breakdown of respect and industrial relations...

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...
The Young Socialists marched from London to Liverpool to demand the TUC call a general strike  to bring down the Cameron government

Cameron Plans Youth Slave Labour

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CAMERON closed the crisis-dominated Tory Party Conference in Birmingham yesterday by announcing that if the Tories are elected next May they will cut taxes,...

GM GAMBLING WITH WORKERS JOBS – say EU trade unions

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A Joint statement by the European Employee Forum of General Motors (EEF), the European Metalworkers‚ Federation (EMF) and the European Unions was issued yesterday...
TUC delegates wave Palestinian flags and condemn Israel’s new racist law

Israel’s Nation-State Law condemned by the TUC!

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TUC DELEGATES in Manchester yesterday waved Palestinian flags as they voted unanimously for Emergency Motion 4, ‘Cuts to UNWRA and the Nation-State Law.’ This...
NASUWT members marching in London – the union has condemned the latest attack on teachers

‘Don’t witch-hunt teachers!’

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Teachers’ union leader Chris Keates yesterday slammed a BBC Breakfast programme claim that there are an estimated 15,000 incompetent teachers in schools. The NASUWT general...
MARIA OTONE DE MENEZES (centre) holds a picture of her son Jean Charles De Menezes on a march to parliament

‘I THOUGHT POLICE WERE FANATICS’ – tube driver tells Menezes inquest

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A Tube driver risked getting electrocuted and fled into a tunnel at Stockwell station because he was terrified that ‘fanatics’ had shot dead Jean...

Police illegally held Fairford demonstrators

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Civil rights organisation Liberty welcomed yesterday’s Law Lords ruling in favour of anti-war protesters who police stopped from travelling to a protest at RAF...

Sky News Boss Admits Illegal Hacking

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Sky News boss John Ryley admitted to the Leveson Inquiry yesterday that the company broke the law by hacking emails. Following the admission Ofcom announced...

Enthusiastic BEIS strike solid

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PCS members at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) began their two-day strike for the London Living Wage at 3.00pm on...

Basra Tensions Flare!

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Basra governor Mohammed al-Waili yesterday warned the British occupiers he will break off all relations and called on Iraqis to demonstrate outside the...
Ahmad Chalabi, a Pentagon favourite

May Day manifesto! Keep the Tories out! The working class will deal with Blair!

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily socialist paper of the WRP, sends its greetings to the workers and youth of the...

‘CULTURAL VANDALISM!’ Free TV licences for over-75s axed

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‘TO HOBBLE the BBC in this way is, as one MP has already described, a piece of cultural vandalism. The government must face up...

Brown Beefs Up Secret State

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Prime Minister Brown yesterday announced to MPs that ‘the security service is to double in size to 4,000 personnel’. In a statement to the House...

‘Stay Off Work From Next Monday’ Say Neu Leaders!

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MANY schools across the UK will not be able to remain open past the end of the week, say teachers’ leaders. ASCL general secretary Geoff...

Tens of thousands rally in Athens

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Tens of thousands of workers and youth participated in yet another mass rally outside the Vouli (Greek parliament) in Athens yesterday, demanding the overthrow...

Labour To Charge May With Contempt Of Parliament!

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All opposition parties in the House of Commons plan to join forces today in a bid to force the government to publish the full...
Local residents, staff, trade unionists and young people joined a march last November to oppose plans to close Chase Farm. They will march again on Saturday July 26 to save the hospital

‘Save Chase Farm – Save Lives’

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THERE was a lively campaign yesterday, as local people joined in and gave out leaflets for the North East London Council of...

Shock Inflation Rise!

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THE Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation rose to 1.5 per cent in October, up from 1.1 per cent in September. As...

24,000 schools are under Tory state control

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THE Education system is ‘sleepwalking towards centralisation’ with up to 24,000 schools and governing bodies accountable solely to the Secretary of State. New research, conducted...

Arrest Factory Fire Culprits

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THE National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) Bangladesh held a symbolic one-hour hunger strike last Friday and are taking continuous actions to establish garment workers...

G8 WILL NOT MAKE POVERTY HISTORY – admits Blair

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‘Blair is no saviour for the African people,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told News Line yesterday. He was responding to Blair’s statement on...
Youth on December’s silent march for Grenfell in North Kensington – they demand Justice for Grenfell

White goods cause 60 fires a week Silent march for Grenfell today in London...

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‘THE GOVERNMENT is failing to get unsafe products out of people’s homes as new fire figures reveal that faulty washing machines, tumble dryers...