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Women refugees protest as Calais clearance puts hundreds at risk

Hundreds of refugees—including many children—still face uncertainty and danger in the Calais “jungle” two days after the authorities declared it gone.

Brid Smith on the growing fight for abortion rights in Ireland

People Before Profit TD (MP) Brid Smith challenged the Irish government to prosecute her for possessing tablets which can be used to cause an abortion. She held up the tablets during a debate on a bill calling for a referendum to repeal the state’s anti-abortion constitutional amendment.

Labour MPs refuse to oppose civilian bombings in Yemen

More than 100 Labour MPs refused to back their party’s own motion against bombing civilians in Yemen at a vote in parliament last night, Wednesday.


Don’t be played by the ‘gig economy’ hype

A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow

Ukip’s been floored—but is it a killer blow?

Nigel Farage’s party should have been careful what it wished for. Sadie Robinson diagnoses the racists’ post-Brexit headaches

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