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‘Snoopers Charter’ – sweeping state powers!

‘IT beggars belief that the government is blundering on with its snooping power-grab completely disregarding the concerns being raised from all sides,’ said Kate...

Police tasering mentally ill!

TWO-THIRDS of all people Tasered by the police in England and Wales between 2010 and 2014 were identified as mentally ill. The figures were made...

93 fracking licences issued!

THE Oil and Gas Authority on Thursday awarded a raft of new licences to explore for oil and gas on the mainland of the...

Labour votes against Manzoor motion to scrap tax credits bill!

THE government has been dealt a blow in the House of Lords after the Lords voted to delay tax credit cuts, until an independent...

McDonnell offers cooperation if Osborne drops Credits Bill

AHEAD of today’s debate in the House of Lords, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Labour would ‘co-operate’ in future efforts to review the...

McDonnell writes ‘Dear John’ letter to Osborne!

THE TORY plan to cut Working and Child Tax Credits has succeeded in splitting the Tory party and creating divisions even in the Tory...

Stop Tories’ Syria War Drive!

‘PUBLIC opinion and anti-war mobilisation stopped Cameron’s last push to war on Syria and we need to stop the Tories again,’ a Stop the...

Parliament undermined – after British pilots bomb Syria

BRITISH personnel have already conducted air strikes in Syria, despite the government’s assurance that there would be a vote in Parliament before any such...

Failed Labour leaders quit!

APOLOGISING to his party, Labour leader Miliband resigned yesterday mid-day following his party’s wipe-out in Scotland compounded by losses in England. He told supporters: ‘Earlier...

NHS ‘savings’ from wage cuts!

SAVINGS in the NHS over the past five years have been paid for by the workforce, a pre-election health debate heard yesterday. The packed hustings...

Miliband appeals to Tory and UKIP voters!

FOR many years the Labour Party projected itself as the champion of the working class, hence its very close ties with the trade unions,...

‘English Only Spoken Here’ Says Miliband

IN a speech on immigration in the Wirral, north-west England, on Saturday, Ed Miliband pledged a Labour government would make sure everyone in Britain...

‘Staff freeze’ and £22bn of cuts for NHS

THE NHS is facing a ‘substantial financial problem’ which politicians are ignoring in the election campaign, its former head, David Nicholson warned yesterday. Warning of...

Defend the PCS and all trade unions with a general strike

THE PCS TRADE UNION last Saturday issued a statement to its members announcing that it was the victim of a government plot to destroy...

Government Won’t Talk To Firefighters!

WEST Midlands Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Phil Loach has written to members of parliament in the West Midlands urging a negotiated settlement be found...

Cameron Wants An ‘English Parliament’!

THE SMITH Commission has announced recommendations that devolution be strengthened, with new powers for the Scottish Parliament to set income tax rates, benefits and...

RECOGNISE PALESTINE! – Palestinian ambassador urges MPs

MANUEL Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, has renewed his call on MPs to pass the resolution that will be before the House...

NHS ‘slap in the face!’ – no pay rise in 2014-15

NURSES, doctors and other health workers were ‘slapped in the face’ by the coalition government yesterday, as it emerged that NHS workers...

Unions Go For One-Day General Strike!

THE PCS trade union is having a consultative ballot asking members to back its ‘We all need a pay rise campaign.’ This calls for a...

Carney warns on housing collapse

BANK of England governor Mark Carney yesterday gave his strongest warning yet about the dangers to the UK’s capitalist economy posed by a collapse...

Tory free school ‘lunacy!’

THE Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition is cracking up, with the latest row breaking out over free schools and school places funding in England, with allies...

Stop mass NHS closures!

MPs passed the Care Bill on Tuesday night, including the hospital closure Clause 119, giving Health Secretary Hunt power to begin a mass...

Stop Clause 119 – Stop The Hospital Closures!

THE government faces a revolt over Clause 119 of the Care Bill today. This clause would give health secretary Hunt and appointed officials powers to...

Get rid of capitalism in 2014! New Year’s Statement by the...

THE News Line Editorial Board sends its New Year’s greetings for the year 2014 to all our readers and to the workers and youth...

Workers safety net will be destroyed by cuts says TUC

CHANCELLOR Osborne’s welfare cuts will hit the safety net for workers, warned the TUC last Friday. It was commenting on the Chancellor’s comment at the...

The truth about sexual abuse in a British detention centre

By: Clare Sambrook First published in Our Kingdom WHAT is the government really doing to protect immigration detainees from their guards? In Parliament on Tuesday 15...

‘WE WILL PROTECT OUR FIRE SERVICE’ –pledges FBU general secretary Matt...

UP TO 800 firefighters and their supporters on Saturday marched and rallied against the closure of fire stations in London. One march set off from...

Cameron’s goose is well and truly cooked!

THE Liberal Democrats have won the Eastleigh by-election, with the UK Independence Party pushing the Conservatives into third place, with Labour as also-rans. Mike Thornton...

MAYOR DETERMINED TO SHUT FIRE STATIONS – FBU will resist cuts...

ANY ‘Mayoral Directive’ issued by London mayor Johnson to force through savage cuts and closures in the London fire service will be fought ‘vigorously’,...

Teachers Hostility To Government Policy Has Soared

Teacher hostility to the government and its policies has increased dramatically in recent months, according to a YouGov survey of 804 teachers, which was...

Benefits cuts frenzy grips coalition

THE New Year has kicked off with a frenzied attack by both Tory and their LibDem coalition partners on the low paid, unemployed, the...

UK To Cut And Run From Kabul

PM Cameron has announced that 3,800 British troops are to be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year. Troop numbers are being cut from 9,500 to 9,000...

Time for the trade unions to take action to remove broken...

The Sunday Mirror/ComRes survey of 2,002 voters has rattled the cages of the major political parties. It shows that Labour is leading with the support...

By-elections spell out depth of the coalition crisis

LABOUR has won three by-elections, holding Croydon North, Middlesbrough and Rotherham, while the coalition governing parties were wiped out. The Tories came behind UKIP, their...

£16bn more welfare cuts! – before the next election

PRIME minister Cameron yesterday revealed on the eve of the Tory Party conference that the government is planning to slash welfare by another £16...

MILIBAND ADOPTS ‘ONE NATION’ TORY POLICY! – and pledges full support...

LABOUR leader Miliband adopted the traditional Tory slogan of ‘One Nation’ at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester yesterday. ‘In this most difficult economic time...

Murdoch’s Poodle Hunt Gets Health Privatisation Job

HEALTH Secretary Andrew Lansley has been demoted to the role of Leader of the House of Commons. This is after his health goose was cooked...

PCS Stands Fast Against Tory Strike Sack Threat

THE Tories are threatening emergency action to either ban the official strike action next Thursday by Home Office PCS union members, including Border Agency...

Hunt Accused Of ‘lying’

CULTURE Secretary Hunt was accused of ‘lying to Parliament’ in the House of Commons yesterday, during the debate demanding that Hunt’s conduct over the...

Coulson detained and Cable reveals ‘threats’

Prime Minister Cameron’s former director of communications Andy Coulson was detained by police investigating allegations of perjury yesterday. Coulson was detained at his home...

500 march to defend Hackney Commmunity College

OVER five hundred lecturers, students, local residents and supporters marched through the streets of Hackney last Saturday to defend Hackney Community college from a...

Unions And Rights Groups Condemn Queen’s Speech

RESPONDING to the plans for ‘secret justice’ and closed courts set out in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, Reprieve’s Executive Director, Clare Algar said:...

Big Gains For Labour In Local Elections

THERE WERE big gains for Labour in Thursday’s English and Welsh local elections. Neither incumbent Boris Johnson nor Labour’s Ken Livingtone achieved 50 per cent...

Vote For Livingstone! Get The Tories Out!

NEWS LINE urges all of its readers and supporters to vote for Ken Livingstone in the London Mayoral elections today, and to vote Labour...

CAMERON COVERS UP! – as Hunt hands over his e-mails

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday said he will hand over private e-mails to his special adviser about the BSkyB takeover bid to the Leveson...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...