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More flammable cladding and fewer firefighters—Tory Britain after Grenfell

“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.

Fiasco of ‘AirBnB’ NHS plan reveals a deep crisis in social care

Tory health minister Philip Dunne waded in behind a dangerous plan to deal with the shortage of hospital beds on Monday.

Tories caught in torrent of new harassment claims

At the start of this week 15 current ministers and over 20 more Tory MPs faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Third Energy ready to frack in North Yorkshire at any moment

The battle over fracking in Britain has shifted a gear. Third Energy is poised to frack at Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Billionaires are getting even richer

“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.

Families march for justice after deaths in police custody

 The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) held its annual march in central London on Saturday. 

Behind Trump's contempt for Myeshia Johnson lies a story of US imperialism

The death of US Sergeant La David Johnson in Niger has exposed the callousness of Donald Trump towards those he orders into battle.

Health workers slam new move to deny care to migrants

New up-front identity checks in the NHS that came into force on Monday are discriminatory and dangerous

School cuts campaigners descend on parliament

Parents, children, teachers and campaigners gathered in central London for a mass lobby of parliament

Healthcare ‘AirBnB’ is no substitute for hospital beds

Patients recovering from surgery in Essex could be removed from hospital and put up in ordinary people’s spare bedrooms.

Anti-fascism round-up: English Defence League is shamed in Peterborough

Also: Protests planned at Tommy Robinson’s ‘book launches’ | FLA leader backs Nazi demo

Reject this unsafe and divisive Southern rail deal

Train drivers’ union Aslef has recommended a deal to its members to end their long-running dispute with Southern rail.

Arriva drivers pull the brake on rotten pay offer

Over 2,000 bus workers in north west England have struck for two days over pay. Unite and GMB union members at Arriva buses struck on Thursday last week and Monday this week.

Reports round-up: Durham teaching assistants stand against deal

Mears workers vote for further strikes | Choke up the chokers | Exeter porters stand firm | Defend activist from jail term | Cleaners want to sweep away low pay | Don’t let laws leave strike grounded | Film workers to vote on major deal | Firefighters walk out at Sellafield

Unions need to organise anger against Tory pay cap

Anger against the Tories’ 1 percent public sector pay cap was clear on the streets of central London

Haringey council faces formal complaint over plans to push out tenants

Housing campaigners have lodged a formal complaint against Haringey council

Brave Sheffield jobcentre struggle shows need for national fight

Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre began a four-week strike on Monday—a final stand against the closure of their office

Children’s centres face the Tory axe in Cambridgeshire

Young mothers with babies and toddlers, grandparents and trade unionists demanded entry into the council chamber in Cambridge

Strike against cuts that harm education

Workers at the University of Manchester began a two-day strike on Monday.

Rochdale tower blocks under threat

A giant redevelopment project in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, threatens to wreck hundreds of lives

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