Home News UK Page 2

UK

Home news from around the United Kingdom

GMB oppose Asda merger

THE GMB union, ‘the trade union for Asda workers’, has come out in complete opposition to the proposed Asda/Sainsbury’s merger as the Competition and...

80% parents kept their children at home!

MORE than 80% of parents have refused to put their children in harm’s way, scuppering the government’s plan to reopen schools yesterday, a poll...

Sharma refuses to sign petition to reopen Ealing paediatrics and maternity

EALING Southall Labour MP Varindra Sharma refused to sign the West London Council of Action petition to reopen maternity and paediatrics at Ealing Hospital...

Tories are driven back over schools opening!

THE PLAN for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term has been dropped by the...

‘All NHS workers & their families must be tested!’ – demands BMA chair Dr...

‘ALL health workers and their families must be tested immediately,’ Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association and GP Dr Chaand Nagpaul...

MPs REJECT ATTACK ON NO-DEAL BREXIT Starmer-Corbyn motion defeated

MPs yesterday voted by 309-298 against a Labour-moved motion that sought to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31! The Labour-led plan was to force...

‘Patients treated on trolleys’ – crisis intensifies

‘TREATING patients on corridor trolleys should belong to a bygone era. Ministers must stop us heading back there at all costs. ‘It’s undignified and less...

Balham PCS Strike Ballot Is Called!

STAFF at Balham benefit centre are being balloted for strike action having been told that their office is due to close on 31 December. This...

Decanted families warehoused in office blocks

FAMILIES are being ‘warehoused’ inside an office block in Harlow, Essex after being decanted from their local boroughs, with tenants forced to eat, drink...

Hancock Refuses To Sign To Reopen Ealing Maternity!

EALING SOUTHALL WRP candidate Hassan Zulkifal confronted Tory Health Secretary Matt Hancock outside Ealing Hospital yesterday morning. Hancock claimed: ‘We’ve saved the A&E and now...

Vote for the deal or we leave with no deal – Johnson tells MPs

THE DEBATE on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill began yesterday with Tory PM Johnson confirming that if it is not voted through, the...

RMT East Mids Strike Is On

THE RMT East Midlands Trains (EMT) strike is to go ahead on Saturday after the company bosses snubbed talks. The dispute is over EMT management’s...

Brexit: ‘There Is Pathway To Deal’

THERE are ‘many issues’ still to be resolved before a Brexit agreement can be reached, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as talks continued yesterday. He...

No joint press conference in Luxembourg – ‘We’re ready for no-deal’ – Johnson

TORY PM Boris Johnson yesterday travelled to Luxembourg to meet EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the country’s PM Xavier Bettel. After the meeting, Johnson...

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...

97% of teachers oppose SATs – National strike is looming

NINETY seven percent of 54,000 primary school teachers polled are opposed to the SATs exams, their union the National Education Union reports today, the...

Deepest recession since 1706 – UK economy to contract 14% – shock Bank of...

THE BANK of England warned yesterday that the UK economy is heading towards its deepest recession on record, shrinking by as much as 14%...

Speaker blocks vote on Brexit deal – Parliamentary Committee to investigate his impartiality!

AS EXPECTED, the Speaker of the House John Bercow yesterday blocked Parliament from voting on the new Brexit deal with the EU. Announcing his judgement...

Hundreds of students join lecturers’ struggle at Goldsmiths!

HUNDREDS of students have joined their lecturers at Goldsmiths University fighting the cuts to education and the introduction of casual labour. The students and lecturers...

Picket Grenfell Inquiry

TODAY!

‘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...

Yellow Vests travel to UK to support Assange

AN EIGHTY-strong coachload of Yellow Vest protesters came over from France to join the demonstration outside Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday morning demanding WikiLeaks founder...

Tories refuse to repeal draconian corona laws

MORE THAN 50 people have been ‘unlawfully arrested’ under the ‘draconian’ Coronavirus Act, it emerged yesterday, yet the government are insisting that the laws...

STOP NO-DEAL BREXIT ‘BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!’ – urges John McDonnell and Shami...

LABOUR Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti yesterday called for uniting with ‘moderate’ Tory MPs to stop a no-deal Brexit...

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’...

Campaign saved lives!

‘THIS CAMPAIGN is a life saver!’ Devinder Bhambra told News Line on the mass picket of Ealing Hospital yesterday morning to celebrate the news...

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...

Manchester specialist fire rescue unit shut!

‘LIVES will be at risk’ if Manchester is targeted again by terrorists because a specialist fire service unit has shut, a watchdog warned yesterday. Concerns...

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

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...

‘Grenfell Tower was a death trap before any firefighter arrived!’ – says Matt Wrack...

MATT WRACK, the FBU general secretary, said yesterday in response to the Grenfell Tower inquiry phase one report: ‘The Inquiry’s interim report must finally...

3-day week looms! JCB cuts 4,000 workers’ hours

DIGGER manufacturer JCB is cutting production and working hours in the UK as it faces a shortage of components from China due to the...

‘We will Brexit October 31 despite Benn Act’ – Johnson

TORY PM Johnson said yesterday that he believed there was ‘a good chance’ of a Brexit deal with the EU, while also insisting that...

Residents charged £3.5m to remove flammable cladding – plus £5.4m to pay for fire...

LEASEHOLDERS in the Paddington Walk development in West London have already paid nearly £3.5m in service charges for the removal of dangerous, flammable Grenfell-style...

May Put On 3 Days Notice

THE LABOUR, Tory, LibDem, SNP alliance of pro-EU MPs yesterday afternoon delivered another blow on behalf of the European Union against the 2016 referendum...

RAIL CHAOS AFTER NEW TIMETABLE IMPOSED – TSSA calls for renationalisation

RAIL CHAOS rapidly spread across the length and breadth of the UK as new train timetables coming into force yesterday hit serious problems, leaving...

‘US jobs haemorrhaging’ 26m now unemployed

‘THE US economy is haemorrhaging jobs at a pace and scale never before recorded,’ Scott Anderson, chief economist at the Bank of the West...

DOCTORS TAKE PENSIONS ACTION!–following the lead of the firefighters

AT least a dozen doctors are to take legal action against the government because they believe they were forced to join a pension scheme...

Youth Services Devastated

ANOTHER round of council cuts is set to devastate services for young people in London, with more than £1 million of cuts planned for...

Poa Backing Corbyn

The POA (Prison Officers Association) is backing labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his Shadow Cabinet ‘to come through the setback of the EU elections...

‘HONOUR THE GUARD GUARANTEE!’ – RMT challenges South Western

THE RMT has launched a direct challenge to South Western Railway to honour the guard guarantee on their trains. It wants a ‘yes or no’...

TASERS FOR ALL OFFICERS! says East Midlands Chief Constable

EVERY frontline police officer in Northamptonshire is to be armed with a Taser gun, the East Midlands county’s Chief Constable Nick Adderley announced yesterday. Adderley...

Nationalise Jaguar Land Rover – to save workers’ rights and jobs

THERE HAS been confirmation that Jaguar Land Rover will build a new all-electric model at its Castle Bromwich plant. Unite said yesterday that the announcement...

Starmer Joins Hammond For Anti-Brexit Coup!

LABOUR’S Shadow Brexit Secretary, Keir Starmer, yesterday welcomed Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that he will resign on...

LABOUR WILL VOTE TO REVOKE ARTICLE 50 – rather than accept ‘No Deal’

THE LABOUR Party would ‘consider very, very strongly’ voting to revoke Article 50 to block a no-deal Brexit this Friday, Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca...

RCN: No fees! Restore bursaries! Cancel debt!

‘FORCING student nurses to pay tuition fees has been a disaster,’ the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said yesterday, demanding that all student nurses’...