Northern Rail renationalised…by the Tories!

Tory transport minister Grant Shaps has announced that the troubled Northern Rail franchise is to be renationalised. This comes as a huge embarrassment to the new Conservative government. After months of attacking Corbyn over Labour’s rail renationalisation pledge, one of the first measures Johnson’s government has had to take is…rail renationalisation! The More...

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By admin On Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Boris’ love affair with the US: Always the bridesmaid, never the bride

The Tory election victory in December and today’s Brexit Day were meant to be the latest act in a romantic drama. Having taken four years to finalise its divorce with Europe, Britain was expected to elope with More...

By admin On Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Chinese masses caught between disease & dictatorship

The Coronavirus outbreak in China is critical. According to official figures, there are 5,997 confirmed cases across the country so far, with the vast majority of them in Wuhan: the provincial capital of Hubei More...

By admin On Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Exhausted: London bus drivers balloted for industrial action

Unite the Union is to begin a consultative ballot of over 20,000 London bus drivers for industrial action. Drivers have been suffering from exhaustion associated with the ever-increasing pressure of what is a More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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France: Militant general strike continues to spread

The working class of France has continued to fight for almost two months. This is astonishing given the lack of leadership provided at the top of the labour movement. It demonstrates the depth of anger and discontent More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Tower Hamlets workforce face mass sackings

Tower Hamlets council in East London is heading towards a major dispute with public sector unions in what is one of the most deprived areas of the capital. The council was presented with the need to cut £44 million More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Review: ‘Parasite’ – shining a light on capitalist exploitation

Parasite is an outstanding depiction of the brutality of capitalism by South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho. The film takes the form of gloriously dark comedy, shot through with both thriller and horror elements. More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Myanmar: ‘Saint’ Aung San Suu Kyi and the hypocrisy of imperialism

On 10 December, Aung San Suu Kyi, also known by some western commentators as ‘South East Asia’s Nelson Mandela’ appeared in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s highest court, which is famous More...

By admin On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Posties to ballot for new strike action

In a new letter sent to union reps from the head office of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) which organises workers at Royal Mail (RM), the union has made it clear that they intend to ballot its members again More...

By admin On Friday, January 24th, 2020
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Don’t relocate the House of Lords – abolish it!

The new year may be young, but already the institutions of the British establishment are fraught with crisis. The first month of the new Johnson government has been defined by the art of the gimmick. First came More...