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BofE prints £50bn more – Barclays ‘uncertain future’ warns Moody’s

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THE Bank of England is to extend its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme (printing money) by another £50bn over the next four months in a...

RAF joins US in Syrian air strike – 62 Syrian army killed

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THE BRITISH airforce has admitted its involvement in the US-led airstrikes which killed over 60 Syrian Army troops and injured over 100 more. It has...
Striking council workers marching against the Brown government’s pay cuts in London in July

A LEADERSHIP VOTE ‘JUST IS’NT GOING TO HAPPEN’ says Unite’s Tony Woodley

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CALLS for a Labour Party leadership election were condemned by UNITE union Joint General Secretary Tony Woodley yesterday. ‘I’ll back the prime minister until we...
Mau Mau supporters outside the High Court demanding that the British government be held to account for mass murder in Kenya

UK Did Torture Kenyans!

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THE British government accepts that colonial forces in Kenya tortured and abused detainees during the Mau Mau rebellion, the High Court has heard. Three elderly...

UCU Fights Mass Sackings

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The University and College Union (UCU) has slammed Manchester College after it was revealed that it is paying its top earner almost £200,000, while...
FBU members march with Grenfell survivors

Fire Deaths Up–Funding Down!

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THE FBU has revealed that firefighters dealt with more incidents, more fires and saw more fire deaths last year than for most of the...
‘Free us from private landlords’ shouted Chagos Islanders outside Crawley Town Hall yesterday

Chagos Islanders demonstrate for their rights

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Motorists honked their horns in support of the Chagossian islanders who marched through the pouring rain to Crawley Town Hall yesterday, to demonstrate against...

Brexit vote on January 14 says May

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TORY PM May would not commit to a vote on her Brexit deal yesterday before Parliament breaks up for Christmas and instead said: ‘I...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line at Heathrow last week determined to win their fight for reinstatement

We Are Fighting Until We Win

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LOCKED OUT Gate Gourmet workers received their monthly hardship payments of £228.80 from the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) yesterday. ‘We received it today...

‘WAR ON SCHOOLS’ says teachers & lecturers union

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TEACHERS unions said yesterday that the Tory government’s academy and free school programme has failed and its privatisation agenda amounted to a ‘war...
Greek workers remain absolutely defiant while the Syriza leadership is desperate to achieve a non-existent compromise with the EU

Tsipras Pleads With Eu Bankers

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THE Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke at the European Parliament on Wednesday morning stating that he was seeking an ‘honourable compromise’ with the...

Honda Swindon Plant Axed – 3,500 Car Workers’ Jobs To Go

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THREE thousand five hundred car workers’ jobs are to be axed as Japanese carmaker Honda announces this morning that it is to shut down...

BROWN PLANS FORCED LABOUR – condemns TUC call for £110 a week for apprentices

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‘WE’RE opposed to workfare, our position has not changed on that,’ a TUC spokesman told News Line yesterday. He was responding to speeches by Prime...
From the left: Midwifery assistant MARIA SUAREZ, a young mother, and North East London Council of Action members ROSETTA REEVES  and ANNA ATHOW on yesterday’s picket of Chase Farm Hospital

‘WE WILL OCCUPY TO STOP CHASE FARM CLOSURE’ – say pickets

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OVER 100 workers, youth, pensioners and NHS staff from inside the hospital participated in the North East London Council of Action picket to...

GPs referring more patients to Food Banks!

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THE number of GPs having to refer patients to food banks is increasing, with more than one in five having to take drastic action...
Marchers on behalf of Grenfell Tower fire victims setting off to Parliament from Shepherd’s Bush Green yesterday

‘Labour a government in waiting’ – Corbyn responds to Queen’s Speech

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‘MY GOVERNMENT’S priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union,’ the Queen said yesterday, outlining the Tory...
Local government workers of the Paiania local council. Their banner reads ‘For a movement to overthrow government and  troika – not a movement of compromise and submission’

48-hour rolling strikes in Greece

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THE Executive Committee of YENOP (the trades unions federation of the Public Electricity Board), the biggest trade union federation in Greece, decided last Friday...
Palestinian funeral – there are going to be many more after Israel’s barbaric attacks on the Great March of Return on the Gaza border

8 Killed & over 500 injured – by Israeli troops and tanks in Gaza

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ISRAELI forces opened fire on Friday afternoon at thousands of Palestinians who participated in the Great March of Return along Gaza borders, killing at...

NURSES UNDER PRESSURE TO WORK WITHOUT PPE – says RCN

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NURSING staff in the UK are still under pressure to work without PPE and lack promised gowns. Over a third of nursing staff (34%) in...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line – demanding a national demonstration to highlight their fight

DEEPCUT INQUIRY ‘A FARCE’ says father of dead soldier

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The Surrey Police re-investigation into the deaths of recruits at the Deepcut army barracks ‘was a farce’ Private Geoff Gray’s father, also named Geoff,...

Grenfell Tower council opted for flammable cladding

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KENSINGTON and Chelsea council turned down a proposal to clad Grenfell Tower in fire resistant material and instead opted for a cheaper option, allowing...
Stamford Hill Delivery office workers enjoyed a good day on the picket line last Wednesday

‘WE WANT A GENERAL STRIKE!’ – say striking Mail Centre workers

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AT THE Mail Centre in East London pickets were out in force yesterday along with a marquee and a barbecue. Jon Ayres, the drivers’...
A huge and enthusiastic picket line at Peckham Bus Garage full of determination to win £31,000 a year for every bus driver

‘£31,000 For All Bus Drivers!’

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‘WE are rock solid!’ Unite leader Len McCluskey declared yesterday during the 24-hour London-wide bus strike that brought the capital to a standstill. He was...

Turkish workers strike – as deputy PM Arinc apologises

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The Turkish government split yesterday in the face of mass uprisings and a general strike by Turkish workers and youth. In Ankara, the Deputy...
UCU members and students marching earlier this summer against massive cuts at London Metropolitan University in North London. The University its tuition fees next term.

‘AS POPULAR AS THE POLL TAX!’ – UCU denounces further increases in student fees

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‘Any further increase in university fees will be about as popular as the poll tax,’ says University and College Union (UCU) general secretary Sally...

Home Office ‘slave labour’ Asylum seekers working for £1 an hour

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REFUGEES, asylum seekers and those that the Home Office are seeking to deport are being set to work in the detention centres, and paid...

EU agrees 2nd stage talks –to try to save May government

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DUP leader Arlene Foster said yesterday that her party had worked with the May government into the early hours of Friday morning to secure...
Student nurses marching in defence of the NHS

Hammond rejects call for £4bn emergency NHS cash

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TORY CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has rejected calls for a £4bn emergency cash injection into the NHS, instead announcing that deeper cuts are necessary for...

DON’T PRIVATISE ROYAL MAIL – CWU tells Labour Party conference

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Hundreds of angry postal workers are lobbying the Labour Party conference in Brighton today against government plans to privatise Royal Mail. Communication Workers’ Union (CWU)...

‘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, ...

RACIST KILLINGS ‘LOW IMPACT’ says Home Office

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Family and friends of the victims of racist murders have reacted angrily to a leaked Home Office internal memo which describes the murders...

Halt NHS privatisation! – no consent from the people

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LABOUR’S shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has called for NHS privatisation to be halted until after the 2015 general election. Speaking yesterday Burnham said ‘privatisation...

‘Forced out by company greed’ – Unite condemns BA mass sackings and wage cuts

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A BLEAK day for staff ‘forced out by company greed’ will scar spiteful BA indefinitely the Unite union said yesterday, It added: ‘On the day...

Turkish invasion escalates! – condemned by 13 UK unions

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ON THE SECOND day of the Turkish invasion of Syria, after a massive bombing raid striking northern Syria over 180 times, killing at least...
On the road from Stone to Stoke marchers were given food and refreshments by Kot Moon from the Thai Lanna restaurant who also offered his full support for the march

‘The Working Class Have To Form A Government’

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LOCAL residents from Macclesfield, braved the rain yesterday morning to join the Young Socialists March for Jobs as it left the centre of the...

No deal on March 29 means leaving the EU says Brexit Secretary Barclay

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THE UK will be leaving the EU with no deal on March 29th if there are not sufficient changes to the backstop and any...

Council Tax imposed on poor!

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1.9 MILLION people who pay no Council Tax in the poorest households in England will pay an average of £140 a year tax from...

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’...
Gate Gourmet sacked workers on the picket line, angry at their union leaders who are cringing before the management

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

State Attack On Labour!

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MET Police chief Cressida Dick said yesterday that her officers were assessing online material and allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour...

‘A DAMNING INDICTMENT’ – of Labour’s social care system

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‘This is a damning indictment of a social care system that is failing older people’, Age Concern’s Director General, Gordon Lishman said yesterday. He was...
The campaign team for the Gate Gourmet workers anniversary rally in Southall yesterday

BA workers coming to Gate Gourmet rally

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BRITISH Airways workers are coming to the Gate Gourmet locked-out workers first anniversary march and rally in Southall this Sunday. Buying his ticket for the...

‘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...
GPs campaigning in east London to stop the closure and privatisation of GP surgeries

Cut emergency admissions or face elderly care cuts! – GPs told

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GPs have been told by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) they will have to hit targets for cutting emergency admission rates. If they do not they...

Clarke Sacked – Refuses Other Job

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One of the most senior figures in government, an unwilling Charles Clarke was yesterday sacked as home secretary in the biggest cabinet reshuffle of...