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Chancellor’s ‘Spring Statement’ to continue austerity – It’s time to...

CHANCELLOR Hammond has rejected calls by Labour and some Conservatives to announce the end of austerity in his ‘Spring Statement’ on Tuesday. Despite unveiling...

No beds for intensive care patients

INTENSIVE Care units (ICUs) are suffering such a chronic shortage of beds and staff that four out of five ICUs are having to send...

Nurses sleep on wards – as hospitals hit 100% capacity

HOSPITAL staff are sleeping on hospital wards during this extreme weather to ensure that patients get treated. They are working in extremely...

US forced to back down over North Korea and agree talks

IN A DRAMATIC about face, US Vice President Mike Pence stated yesterday that the Trump administration is now looking at holding diplomatic talks with...

Kick Tories Out–To Defend NHS! Demand 20,000 Marchers!

MORE than 20,000 nurses, health workers, trade unionists, workers, students and youth marched on Downing Street on Saturday afternoon to demand TUC action to...

Thousands of nurses march today to defend the NHS!

THOUSANDS of nursing staff from across England will join tens of thousands of workers and youth on a march and demonstration in London today. Royal...

RCN: ‘Not a single unoccupied bed!’

‘ON EVERY day except Friday last week, several hospitals across England didn’t have a single unoccupied bed,’ Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing, Policy and...

Hospitals running out of vital equipment!

HOSPITALS are ‘running out of vital equipment’ while at the same time GP surgeries are running out of flu vaccines, it emerged yesterday...

The TUC must call general strike to bring down the Tories...

BRITAIN’S trade unions are calling on the Tories to set up a ‘national task force’ to protect UK firms and workers from the collapse...

‘NHS emergency care is itself, in a state of emergency’

‘EMERGENCY care is itself in a state of emergency,’ Dr Taj Hassan, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine said on Thursday. He was...

No Second Referendum! Bring Down The Tories! Forward To A...

EX-UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that ‘we should have a second referendum on EU membership.’ This is the biggest personal surrender note for...

‘Patients dying prematurely’ DOCTORS TELL MAY SHE HAS FAILED THE NHS!

SENIOR doctors in charge of more than 60 hospital emergency departments have written to the prime minister warning of ‘very serious concerns’ about patient...

‘Nurses Treating People In Car Parks!’

‘WE HAVE seen nurses spending their entire shifts treating people in car parks because of backed up ambulances, we know the prime minister recognises...

Doctors at risk from fatigue!

LACK of sleep resulting from long hours and excessive workloads is jeopardising patient safety and doctors’ health, the BMA has warned, while reports...

A Royal Commission to privatise the NHS!

THE right-wing think tank the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), which promotes free-market capitalism, has just produced a report entitled ‘An NHS Royal...

Labour Condemns ‘Deep Savage NHS Cuts!’

LABOUR’S shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth yesterday hit out at Tory cuts, saying the NHS winter crisis ‘was entirely predictable and indeed entirely preventable.’ He...

Bring down the Tories to stop the destruction of the NHS!

ON FRIDAY the GMB trade union declared that ‘Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt must resign,’ and warned that that the ‘NHS is tailspinning into...

Hunt must resign–says GMB – whole government must go says ATUA

TORY Health secretary Jeremy Hunt must resign, trade union GMB demanded yesterday, while warning that the ‘NHS is tailspinning into catastrophe.’ ‘The number of hospitals...

Figures expose NHS winter crisis

NEW FIGURES exposing the escalating winter crisis in the NHS were published yesterday morning by NHS England, forcing Tory PM May to apologise for...

50,000 NHS Patients Being Left In Pain And Misery!

IT WAS announced on Tuesday night that all operations during the month of January are cancelled, leaving over 50,000 patients in pain and misery. Also...

VIRGIN CARE HAS WON £1bn OF NHS CONTRACTS IN ONE YEAR!

MULTI-BILLIONAIRE Richard Branson’s private health company Virgin Care has won £1bn worth of NHS contracts in a single year. Private providers are winning an increasing...

NHS Care Cancelled Until Further Notice! Time To Get The Tories...

DR RICHARD Fawcett, a Royal Stoke Hospital consultant, has apologised for ‘third world’ conditions in the hospital’s A&E, saying that he was ‘heartbroken’ to...

Defend North Korea’s right to defend itself from Imperialist War

IN HIS New Year speech North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un warned US imperialism not to start a nuclear war against the country saying that...

No sprinklers in car park inferno

‘CLEARLY the fact that there were no sprinklers had its affect,’ Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Dan Stephens said yesterday. He...

Extreme Crackdown In Issawiyeh In East Jerusalem

THE occupied East Jerusalem suburb of Issawiyeh has long been a flashpoint for confrontations between Israeli soldiers and its Palestinian residents. But even by Israel’s...

NHS driven to the brink by Tory cuts! This government...

AS THE NHS winter crisis sets in, savage cuts to the health service have pushed services to the point of collapse. A severe lack...

A&Es IN MELTDOWN! – ‘TORIES TO BLAME!’ says A&E consultant Dr...

‘UP and down the country our A&E departments are in meltdown, our staff are at breaking point and we need your help,’ Rob Galloway,...

The working class is being turned into the working homeless! Capitalism...

NURSES, firefighters, and teachers are so badly paid that many are doing second jobs in order to survive! A vast majority rely on in-work...

SHOCKING CRISIS: 128,000 kids homeless at Xmas

A SHOCKING 128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas Day, a new report by Shelter revealed on...

Trade unions must act over NHS crisis by organising...

HOSPITALS across the country are already running close to 100% bed occupancy and the full effects of winter haven’t even started to impact on...

Greek schoolchildren and students rally against education cuts

SCHOOLCHILDREN and students across Greece protested on Monday against cutbacks to the education sector, and the ‘intensification of performance evaluation’ which is part of...

‘Shirleymander’ selling off council houses to get votes

‘I DID nothing wrong,’ claims ‘the Leader’ in a rehearsed reading of ‘Shirleymander’. The sharply witty play by Gregory Evans was presented at the Playground...

Shocking homelessness & mass evictions this Xmas

SHOCKING new figures show housing charity Shelter received a call for help every 22 seconds in the run up to Christmas last year, and...

Re-nationalise the energy suppliers – the only way to end preventable...

FIGURES released this week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a dramatic increase in the number of preventable deaths among the elderly...

On-line GP consultations dangerous & ineffective

BUCKETS of cold water have been poured on Tory plans for patients to see their GP over the internet rather than face-to-face. The pilot...

‘Rampant Capitalism & Wage Robbery!’

THE proposed merger between energy giants SSE and Npower is for the sole benefit of shareholders, with scant concern for the workforce and the...

Alarming A&E Waiting Times

THE British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that a million more patients will face waits of more than four hours at accident and emergency...

NHS bed & staffing crisis is a ‘Grenfell Tower waiting to...

THE NUMBER of NHS beds has halved in the last 30 years and proposals to slash bed numbers even further will make the ‘NHS a...

Universal Credit will double homelessness

‘HOW many more families does the minister estimate will be made homeless this winter as a result of this government’s refusal to pause the...

RCN urges safety review of winter nurse numbers!

HEALTH and care providers must examine whether they have enough nursing staff to provide safe patient care this winter, the Royal College of Nursing...

RCN RESPOND TO LABOUR PARTY CALL FOR A £500m NHS WINTER...

JANET DAVIES the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has responded to the Labour Party call for a £500...

Only 2 junior doctors in charge of 436 patients!

ONLY two junior doctors were left in charge to care for for 436 patients on a night shift which they have said was...

‘NO MORE PRESSING ISSUE THAN PAY’ says Prentis – Unite, Unison...

OPENING the public sector pay debate at the 149th Trades Union Congress in Brighton on Monday afternoon, Unison general secretary Dave Prentis moved composite...

‘A MAN AND HIS BOAT’ The story of a fisherman...

ASPIRING “word artists” from around the world have joined with youth in Gaza, and now, Lebanon, to create "WE ARE NOT NUMBERS: We are...

ISRAEL MUST EVACUATE MILITARY OUTPOSTS AND MINEFIELDS FROM THE OCCUPIED GOLAN...

ADALAH, the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre in the Golan Heights, sent a letter to...

‘We want to abolish poverty!’ – says Labour’s John McDonnell

SPEAKING in Birmingham yesterday morning, Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said: ‘On Tuesday a new Shelter report found 135,000 children will be without a...