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“People will have to make their minds up” about Dominic Cummings, said Boris Johnson this week.
The government claims that lessons have been learned almost a year after an inquiry said police were to blame for the killing of Anthony Grainger. But the police responsbile are still not facing trial.
The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.
Millions of people in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan have been forced to flee from “super cyclone” Amphan that swept inland from the Indian Ocean on Wednesday.
A workers’ revolt has stopped a return to work at a Wiltshire engineering company owned by Sir James Dyson, Britain’s richest man.
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney
The feeling of solidarity with NHS workers, and revulsion at an unsafe return to work and schools, was shown by cavalcades and other events across Britain on Thursday
Anti-racists vowed to step up the fight against NHS charges for migrants after Tory prime minister Boris Johnson was forced into a humiliating U-turn.
Workers at the Tradeteam distribution firm across Britain are preparing to vote on strikes after bosses announced plans to close the Sheffield depot in Tinsley, putting more than 200 jobs at risk.
Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week
Police are investigating the deaths of three women at a care home at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak on the Isle of Skye.
City spivs are hailing a “sea change” in attitudes towards bankers and bosses from Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party.
A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place.
Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.
Bosses have warned of a ‘tsunami of job losses’ after lockdown ends, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Tory home secretary Priti Patel wants to grab more powers for the state with a draconian terror bill.
The growing furore over Dominic Cummings finally forced the Labour Party to at least show some sort of opposition to the Tories.
Brazil’s soaring cases of coronavirus, and growing splits in Jair Bolsonaro’s government, are shaking the foundations of the far right president’s rule.
French health workers are demanding that “we don’t go back to how it was before”—and want fundamental changes in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Mass protests have erupted in Hong Kong against a plan by the Chinese government to impose a new security law.
The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin
Alexander Hamilton, one of the brilliant group of “founding fathers” of the United States and its first finance minister, was once remembered mainly because he was killed in a duel by vice president Aaron Burr in 1804.
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the grotesque inequalities between rich and poor countries
We are not “all in this together”. Covid-19 is not some great equaliser that brings everyone together, but rather a crisis that is deepening the fissures in an already unequal society.
This new Netflix show stars Eric Cantona as a man fallen on hard times given a second chance. But its outlandish plot fails to score
This film about a group of homeless people who occupy a public library has recently become available on Curzon Home Cinema
The fallout from the Dominic Cummings scandal has sent a shockwave through British politics. It comes at a pivotal moment in the coronavirus pandemic in Britain.
Dominic Cummings and many of his newfound critics in the mainstream media have far more in common than they like to pretend.
I was struck this week by the mainstream media’s lack of interest in the latest report from the Fawcett Society.The differential impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities has been widely reported but little attention has been given to the issue of women and the pandemic.
The Prime Minister defended Dominic Cummings after his top aid showed him the pictures of whatever it is that he has on Boris Johnson.
After months of failures, Boris Johnson claims he has a new contact tracing strategy. But as Sarah Bates reports, the scheme is already in trouble