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Issue No. 2384

Ucatt workers maintain strike

Furnace maintenace Workers in Ucatt union at Tata Steel works in Scunthorpe struck on Tuesday of this week.

The contractor Tube City refused any pay increase for 2013. Another strike is set for 28 December.

A new threat to Isa Muazu

The government is trying again to deport Isa Muazu to Nigeria. 

He was due to leave on a charter flight with other Nigerians at 10.20pm on Tuesday of this week.

Isa has refused to eat for over 100 days. He is terrified he will be killed if he returns to Nigeria.

Lords in briefly for hundreds

Half of Lords are clocking into parliament for only minutes to claim their £300 a day expenses, Lord Hanningfield has claimed.

The Daily Mirror said Hanningfield attended the Lords for less than 40 minutes on 11 out of 19 occasions in July.

Anti-Zionism is not racist—EU

The European Union’s anti-racist agency has dropped a definition, adopted in 2005, of antisemitism that included anti-Zionism.  

Pro-Palestinian groups have long campaigned against this as it allowed Zionists to say anyone criticising Israel was a racist.

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Tue 17 Dec 2013, 16:16 GMT
Issue No. 2384
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