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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...

‘We need properly funded GP services!’ – says BMA’s petition to government

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MORE than 10,000 people have signed the BMA’s petition calling for the Westminster government to properly fund general practice and source more desperately-needed GPs. The...

‘Cold War mentality’ – China slams UK, US & Australia’s new imperialist alliance

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THE UK, US and Australia have announced a security pact in the Asia-Pacific, to step up their war against China. China’s embassy in Washington...

Tory split widens over £20 UC cut

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TORY PM Johnson faced splits in his ranks as Conservatives opposed the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit in a vote in Parliament...

Williamson & Jenrick Sacked

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GAVIN Williamson was the first to go in Tory PM Johnson’s reshuffle yesterday as he was sacked from his post as education secretary. Then...

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...

Vaccines for 12-15s – boosters for 50+ says Johnson

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‘I WANT to set out our plan for Covid this winter and in many ways the situation we face is even more challenging than...

‘We refuse to become informants’ – Doctors, nurses and teachers oppose Police Bill

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DOCTORS, nurses and teachers have warned that the Police Bill will turn them into police informants. The Bill, to be debated in the House of...

NHS 50,000 Doctors Short!

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THE NHS is 50,000 doctors short new British Medical Association (BMA) re-search released yesterday has found. The number of doctors in England has fallen even...

Tories unleash savage cuts on South Western Railway – RMT launches week of action...

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TRANSPORT union the RMT is stepping up its campaign today against ‘swingeing cuts’ on South Western Railway which will unleash an attack on rail...

Students packed in like sardines–used as cash cows

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REPORTS have emerged of students, despite paying thousands of pounds in fees a year for their tuition, are forced to sit on the floor...

Gambaccini ‘Coming For The BBC!’

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PAUL Gambaccini, the Radio 2 DJ, said he is ‘coming for the BBC’ after accusing the Corporation of being complicit in the child abuse...

Met Commissioner Dick given 2-year extension – ‘Kick Dick out! Disband the police!’

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THE TORY government have offered the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, a two-year extension to her term in office with campaigners for justice furious...

Tax hike for workers while rich pay zero! – 1.25% NI hike bulldozed through...

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A VOTE took place last night, fast tracking the Johnson government’s 1.25% hike on National Insurance to pay for social care announced only on...

War on workers & youth – National Insurance 1.25% hike, UC cut £20...

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‘WE WILL FIX the long term problems of health and social care that have been so cruelly exposed by Covid,’ Tory PM Johnson said...

No demolition without our say so – Grenfell families

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‘NOTHING is going to happen to it until we say so,’ Karim Musilly from Genfell United said defiantly yesterday, responding to reports that the...

University pension strike looms after cuts

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UNIVERSITY lecturers are gearing up for strike action against cuts to their pensions. Universities UK’s (UUK) announced yesterday that cuts to the pensions of university...

Tories to hike up National Insurance – Youth will be hit hardest says Intergeneration...

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THE TORIES are pushing for a rise in the National Insurance rate, affecting over 25 million workers to pay for social care. For someone on...

TUC denied seat at Tories trade table

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THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) complained yesterday that they have been barred from a seat at the table, demanding involvement in the trade negotiations...

Labour Party staff vote 75% for strike – if redundancies go ahead

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STAFF that work for the Labour Party have voted in favour of striking if Labour carry out their threat of redundancies, GMB and Unite...

RAAB GRILLED BY MPs

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TORY Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab appeared before MPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday, where he was questioned about the end of the UK’s...

Fresh Rail Gourmet strikes called

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TRANSPORT union RMT confirmed yesterday that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley will be going ahead with a new phase of strike action in...

Palestine Action occupy Elbit factory in Oldham

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PALESTINE Action scaled the roof of another Israeli arms factory yesterday, morning holding ‘Shut down Elbit’ banners. They announced: ‘We’ve taken to the roof of...

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...

70,000 workers to be balloted over 1.75%! – Unite, Unison & GMB demand 10%...

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SEVENTY thousand council workers are to be balloted in every borough in England and Wales in preparation for a strike action against a ‘derisory’...

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...

‘I can’t breathe!’ – Kevin Clarke’s death in police custody case to be reopened

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THE MOTHER of a mentally ill black man who died after being restrained by up to nine Metropolitan Police Service officers has said she...

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...

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...

Gatwick Airport Faces Default!

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GATWICK Airport is in talks with bank lenders to try to avoid defaulting on multi-million pound loans, as Covid restrictions contribute to huge losses. The...

Record 5.45m NHS waiting list – Nurses warn of staffing crisis

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A RECORD number of people, more than 5.45 million, are waiting for NHS hospital treatment in England. Responding to the latest NHS England performance data,...

Record top grades for private schools – huge social gap in education

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THE FORMER schools ‘catch-up tsar’, Sir Kevan Collins, says he is worried about the vast gap in in the just announced A-level results between...

Teachers at breaking point – over Covid restrictions

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THREE education unions wrote to the Tory Education Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday expressing ‘anger and dismay’ at the way the government has treated school...

Privateers will be handed £2bn to take NHS patients

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THE TORIES are in talks with private healthcare companies to deal with the backlog of thousands of NHS patients by farming them out, at...

21 firefighters leave UK to help fight Greek wildfires

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TWENTY-ONE firefighters from the UK left yesterday evening for Greece to assist firefighters out there, in an international effort to tackle the raging wildfires. Tony...

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...

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...

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...

NO SHEIKH JARRAH EVICTIONS! – Settler shoots Palestinian outside High Court

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MASSES of people surrounded the Israeli High Court yesterday protesting against the eviction of families in the Sheikh Jarrah district of Jerusalem. Israel’s supreme court...

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...

‘Stop Pandemic Profiteering!’

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‘PANDEMIC PROFITEERING has to stop’ says RMT as FirstGroup ann-ounces a £500 million shareholder payout and boasts that new National Rail Contracts will ‘support...

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...

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...

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...

51 refugee deaths in UK detention centres

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THERE has been a sharp increase in the deaths of refugees in detention centres in the UK in the last 18 months. More than...