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Doctors fear NHS collapse this winter! – Another 12 deaths in Wales’ Royal Glamorgan...

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THOUSANDS of doctors in England have told a BMA survey they have little or no confidence in the NHS being able to cope this...

Exercise Cygnus exposed! Tories were asked to simulate turning off all UK ventilators

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A CROSS Party ‘pandemic simulation’ carried out just three years before Covid-19 struck ‘played-out’ a scenario in which the health minister was asked to...

Corona cases soar by 25% across UK!

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CORONAVIRUS infections have risen by 25% across the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, to more than 35,200...

Thousands denied benefits now driven to food banks!

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THOUSANDS deemed ineligible to receive Universal Credit have been driven to food banks to survive. The new study published yesterday by the Economic and Social...

UK protest against Nigeria’s police killings

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OVER 2,000 angry Nigerians demanding their president ‘Buahari must go’ demonstrated outside the Nigerian Commission in London on Wednesday evening before marching to Downing...

UK is bankrupt! – UK national debt is 103.5% of GDP

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UK GOVERNMENT borrowing hit £36.1bn in September as the UK continued heavy spending to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. The figure was £28.4bn...

Johnson Imposes Tier 3 On Manchester

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TORY PM Johnson announced yesterday the government will impose the strictest measures – a Tier 3 lockdown – on Manchester, despite Greater Manchester Mayor...

‘Unprecedented economic uncertainty in the UK’ BoE

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BANK of England (BoE) boss Andrew Bailey has said the UK faces ‘an unprecedented level of economic uncertainty.’ Britain’s economy shrank by 20% in the...

Rolls-Royce 94% ‘YES’ for strike! – after threat to move entire operation to Singapore

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WORKERS at the historic Rolls-Royce plant in Barnoldswick have voted 94% ‘YES’ for strike action in opposition to plans to move the site to...

NHS must run vaccinations! Unison warns of private firms using unqualified staff

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CORONAVIRUS vaccinations must be managed entirely by the NHS and public bodies, and not allow the involvement of private firms and the use of unqualified staff,...

London, Essex and York tough restrictions imposed – while Liverpool intensive care beds reach...

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MILLIONS of people in London, Essex, York and other areas face tougher Tier 2 Covid measures from Saturday, Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock said...

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...

UK unemployment surges! – while IFS predicts debt to GDP of 110%

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THE UK unemployment rate has surged to its highest level in over three years to 4.5% in the three months to August, compared with...

Johnson imposes local lockdowns!

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TORY PM Johnson announced severe restrictions to be imposed on Liverpool yesterday to try to tackle the coronavirus crisis. He said he supported the Metro...

BA Boss Cruz Sacked

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ALEX Cruz, the author of the notorious BA ‘fire and rehire’ policy, has been sacked as chief executive and chair of British Airways with...

ANOTHER LOCKDOWN IS POSSIBLE! – says Professor Peter Horby

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IN A statement to Parliament today Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a new three-tier lockdown system where each region in...

Workers to get 67% of wages – bosses to get free labour under Sunak...

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TORY CHANCELLOR Sunak set out yesterday more massive support for businesses forced to close by law, with much tighter virus rules expected in England...

£8,000 pay cuts imposed on Heathrow’s workforce!

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HORRIFIC pay cuts of up to £8,000 a year being imposed on thousands of Heathrow airport workers are the cost of eye-watering levels of...

‘No Medals, Badges Or Claps Just Pay Nurses 12.5% Rise!’

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‘NO MEDALS, badges or claps this time – just pay nursing fairly’, a nursing union leader told Boris Johnson yesterday. The leader of the UK’s...

UK will not return to normal says PM Johnson

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‘THE STATE must step back and let the private sector get to work,’ Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared in his virtual Tory Party...

‘We will balance the books’ Tory Chancellor indicates tax hikes & cuts to come

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YESTERDAY, Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak, speaking at the Tory Party conference, assured the party that his main objective is to get the debt under...

The Great Care Home Massacre!

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A series of ‘shockingly irresponsible’ government decisions put tens of thousands of older people’s lives at risk and led to multiple violations of care...

ASDA takeover – 100,000 at risk

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THE GMB union has demanded assurances from the new owners of Asda over the future of over 100,000 workers as the supermarket chain was...

OBR predicts 4 million unemployed – as Furlough scheme begins winding down

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AS OF YESTERDAY the Tory government’s contribution to furloughed workers’ wages was cut, marking the beginning of the end of the scheme – with...

UK, US, French Role In Invasion Of Libya Exposed By Wikileaks!

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‘WIKILEAKS publication represents a great victory for freedom of expression in the face of government secrecy,’ said a statement by respected journalist Patrick Cockburn,...

‘Flawed algorithm’ throws unemployed to the wolves

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT claimants have been thrown into destitution, poverty, homelessness and starvation as a direct result of a ‘flawed algorithm’ a damning new welfare...

Forty universities infected by Covid

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AS MANY as 40 different universities around the UK have now reported corona cases as the virus sweeps through the education system. After the University...

Met Students Confined To Rooms By Security Guards!

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STUDENTS at Manchester Metropolitan University are confined to their rooms, with security officers keeping them inside. In a statement, Manchester Met said: ‘Our security teams...

TUC gives its full support to Sunak

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ADDRESSING the Labour shadow secretary Anneliese Dodds, the Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday in the House of Commons: ‘I do stand ready to work...

THIS CASE THREATENS PRESS FREEDOM says Julian Assange’s fiancée

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‘THIS CASE is a grave threat to press freedom, not just for Julian Assange, but for all British journalists,’ lawyer Stella Morris, Julian Assange’s...

‘Free pass to commit war crimes’ – Amnesty slams army immunity from prosecution

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‘IT IS in no-one’s interests for members of the armed forces to be given a free pass over alleged war crimes’ said Kate Allen,...

TORIES IMPOSE £10,000 FINES! – and make appeal for informers

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THE TORY government is imposing a new legal duty to ‘self-isolate’ if instructed to do so by ‘NHS Test and Trace’ from next Monday,...

Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

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THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...

Patients to be turned away from A&E – Hancock outlines NHS 111 First

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YESTERDAY in Parliament, Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that less serious cases would be turned away from A&E and only the most serious...

Attack on WikiLeaks countered – day 11 of hearing

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DURING DAY 11 of the hearing yesterday at the Old Bailey, in which the prosecution is attempting to get WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited...

Unite union claims partial BA U-turn – draft agreement to be put to ballot

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UNITE union said yesterday that it welcomes what it has called British Airway’s ‘partial U-turn on fire and rehire’ but warns issues are ‘not...

TUC must act to free Assange says father

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JOHN SHIPTON yesterday called for the TUC to take up the fight for the release of his son, Julian Assange, and prevent his extradition...

‘Trump is behind drive to extradite Assange’ – says US lawyer alleging Trump wants...

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US PRESIDENT Trump is behind the politically motivated prosecution of Julian Assange who he said should receive the death penalty, it was alleged by...

SECOND COVID PEAK IS LIKELY! say thousands of BMA doctors

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THOUSANDS of doctors say a second Covid peak is very likely and is their greatest fear this winter. A major survey of doctors by the...

Unite Demands 15% NHS Pay Rise

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NHS workers should receive an early pay rise of 15 per cent or £3,000, whichever is greater, the Unite union, said yesterday. Unite, which has...

Assange hearing adjourned after Covid fears for lawyer – his supporters block the street

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ON DAY four yesterday of the Old Bailey hearing deciding the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the proceedings were adjourned until Monday while...

Assange Must Be Freed Now!

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ON DAY three of the case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, at the Old Bailey in central London, yesterday morning the court went straight...

‘Unions must strike to release Assange!’ Protesters rally outside the Old Bailey

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‘THE TRADE unions should organise mass demonstrations and call a general strike,’ Julian Assange Defence Committee member Joe Brack told News Line yesterday. He was...

Corona spreading through England’s school system!

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DESPITE warnings from unions the Tories re-opened schools last week, and now coronavirus has begun spreading through the school system across England. Five teachers at...

Mass Protest On First Day Of Assange Case

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A CROWD of over 200 supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange demonstrated outside the Old Bailey in central London yesterday prior to the...