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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...

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...

No limits Stop and Search! Youth chain gangs! – Sweeping police...

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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...

NHS pay fury at 3% pay rise – unions consider strikes

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HEALTH workers, furious about the government’s offer of a below-inflation 3% pay deal are to be consulted by their unions, the BMA, RCM, RCN,...

Demand the TUC call a general strike to defend NHS workers...

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IF THE Tories hoped that the last minute scramble to head off the anger of NHS workers by increasing the derisory and insulting 1%...

Hospital numbers ‘could get scary!’ – admits Professor Chris Whitty

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‘COVID hospital numbers could get scary!’ Professor Chris Whitty said yesterday, adding that the UK is ‘not out of the woods yet’. ‘People should act...

Scrap the Tory Health and Care Bill – it is a...

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TORY PM Johnson’s new Health and Care Bill currently going through Parliament, is a fresh attack on the NHS by a Conservative Party that...

Health Bill ‘is a Privateers Charter’ says Shadow Health Secretary Ashworth

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LABOUR said yesterday that it will oppose the government’s Health and Social Care Bill. ‘With more than one-in-10 people on waiting lists for treatment in...

Unions must take strike action to stop lifting of Covid-19 restrictions...

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HE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) doctors’ trade union has spelt it out that pressing ahead with lifting final Covid-19 restrictions in England on July...

Johnson wins vote to cut foreign aid – but majority...

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TORY PM Johnson faced Tory rebels in the House of Commons yesterday over whether to continue the foreign aid cut of 0.5% of GNI...

NHS HAS ‘FRIGHTENING’ AND ‘UNFORGIVABLE’ STAFF CRISIS says the BMA doctors’...

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ENGLAND has an ‘unforgivable’ and ‘frightening’ NHS workforce crisis that severely threatens patient safety, says the BMA doctors’ union in research published today. The BMA...

Kick the Tories out! Get rid of capitalism to prevent a...

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NHS WAITING lists in England could more than double in the coming months, from the current figure of 5.3 million people to around 13...

‘It’s herd immunity by the back door’

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‘IT’S HERD immunity by the back door,’ Dr Deepti Gurdasani, an epidemiologist and senior lecturer at Queen Mary University told the BBC on Thursday. She...

Tories plan poverty and austerity for workers to bail out...

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LAST week, the outgoing chief economist at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, bluntly warned that the rapid increase in inflation would make the...

Doctors, NHS staff & nurses are gearing up for pay strike...

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MONDAY is the anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service (July 5th 1948) and Johnson’s Tories have marked the event by refusing...

Doctors To Take Action Over 1% Pay Offer

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SENIOR doctors in England will be consulted on taking industrial action if the government’s 1% pay rise offer is not improved. The British Medical Association...

Sunak promises bankers unlimited profits while Haldane warns of economic collapse!

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ON WEDNESDAY Andy Haldane, outgoing chief economist at the Bank of England (BoE), delivered a message of doom for the British economy in a...

Camden threats to rough sleepers ‘may breach human rights laws’ ...

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Liberty, the human rights organisation, has written to Transport for London (TfL) and Camden Council warning that recent threats issued to rough sleepers may...

‘My task – open the economy’ – New Health Secretary...

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‘MY TASK is to return the economic and cultural life that makes this country so great,’ new Tory Health Secretary, Sajid Javid said in...

‘Israel has already carried out new airstrikes against Gaza’

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FROM ELECTRONIC INTIFADA By M El Haj-Ahmed A translator and teacher from Gaza A MONTH has passed since Israel’s 11-day attack on Gaza came to an...

KCTMO chief admits blame for Grenfell

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FORMER chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) Robert Black told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry last week that ‘a failure to...

Tories to blame for education chaos

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THE TORY government is to blame for the suffering faced by university staff and students, the University College Union (UCU) has underlined. Responding to the...

US seizure of Press TV a declaration of war against Iran!

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THE WEBSITE of Press TV, the official Iranian English language news site, was seized by the US government on Tuesday, in what amounts to...

Striking RMT Members Demand To Know How Much Has Been Paid...

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WITH RMT members ‘rock solid’ in their latest day of strike action at Abellio ScotRail and Serco Caledonian Sleeper on Sunday, the railworkers union...

US WEBSITE SEIZURES CONDEMNED! – Biden continues from where Trump left...

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THE US Justice Department has seized 33 Iranian government-affiliated media websites, as well as three of the Iraqi group Kataeb Hezbollah, which it said...

In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only...

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In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only 22! ‘Lives are being put at risk’ – RCN warns The lives of learning...

Only answer to capitalist crisis – build WRP and sections of...

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THE CRISIS in the Tory party sharpened over the weekend, as the requirement to dump the economic collapse of British capitalism onto the backs...

Amersham Defeat Crisis Hits Tories

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THE TORY government has been plunged into crisis by last Thursday’s Amersham by-election defeat. Around 100 Tory MPs have reportedly joined a WhatsApp group called...

‘Scandalous and incompetent’ GMB SLAMS LACK OF SICK PAY!

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THE GMB union has slammed as both ‘scandalous and incompetent’ reports that the government sought, at the start of the Covid pandemic, to make...

Lib Dems Dump Hs2 Policy To Win Tory Seat!

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THE Lib Dems have pulled off another opportunist by-election victory, overturning a 16,000 Tory majority in a seat that has always voted Conservative. They did...

Gold & Ashes: A photo series by Feruza Afewerki

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Gold & Ashes: A photo series by Feruza Afewerki  Outdoor Exhibition From the 12th June – 31st August 2021  Freston Road and Bramley Studio, London W10...

Pensioners and workers will unite to demand a general strike to...

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TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week put every pensioner in the country on notice that along with workers they will be forced to pay...

Need for free school meals soars

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MORE than one in five pupils are now eligible for free school meals (FSM) following a steep rise during the pandemic, new government data...

Rcn Demands Immediate 12.5% Pay Rise For Nurses!

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HOUSE prices rose six times faster than NHS nurses’ pay in last decade. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says nurses’ wages are left in...

CANADIAN WORKERS PREVENT ISRAELI CONTAINER SHIP DOCKING – AS NEW ISRAELI...

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CANADIAN workers on June 14th prevented an Israeli container ship from unloading by forming a picket line at the entrance to the Fairview container...

21st June ‘unlocking’ postponed – Johnson – Speaker condemns Johnson’s conduct

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WE CANNOT simply eliminate Covid, we must be able to learn to live with it,’ Tory PM Boris Johnson said in announcing a delay...

NHS BACKLOG ‘Dangerously close to crippling services’ – BMA

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THE NHS BACKLOG is ‘dangerously close’ to crippling our health service as waiting times hit a record high, doctors’ union the BMA has warned. Responding...

Hancock ‘lying over PPE’ alleges GMB – Probed by committees...

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TORY Health Secretary Matt Hancock was ‘lying through his teeth to MPs when he claimed there was no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage during...

‘Workforce burnout’ is on a large scale in the NHS –...

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A CRITICAL report by MPs on the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has warned of large scale ‘workforce burnout’ in the...

Tories’ education ‘tsar’ quits after schools offered just £50 per pupil...

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THE TORIES’ Education Recovery Commissioner for England, Sir Kevan Collins quit last week after 6.7 million school children were starved of the funds they...

150 YEARS SINCE THE PARIS COMMUNE – the Bolshevik Party learned...

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THE FRENCH trade unions held a mass demonstration on Saturday, 29 May, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune when, as Karl...

Stop all evictions – socialist revolution the answer to mass homelessness

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YESTERDAY the temporary ban on evictions in England ended, leaving hundreds of thousands of people facing being thrown out of their homes for rent...

Tory government responsible for thousands of unnecessary deaths – time to...

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YESTERDAY marked the 10th anniversary of the BBC Panorama programme that exposed the shocking treatment of the patients at Winterbourne View, a private hospital...

Bosses covered up coronavirus infections and deaths in workplaces to keep...

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THOUSANDS of deaths by workers who contracted Covid in the course of their jobs have gone unreported in the official figures, according to research...