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Letters—EU can’t have cake and eat it on Brexit food standards

The latest Brexit scare story is that a trade deal with the US will undermine food standards in Britain.

Fear and loathing - and hope - inside the Labour Party election campaign

A Labour Party conference in London on Saturday saw activists discuss the positives - and negatives - of the party election campaign, reports Nick Clark

Fury after Royal Mail bosses run to the courts to try and block a post workers’ strike

Postal workers are fuming after Royal Mail bosses ran to the courts on Friday to try and block a national strike.

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson

A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Labour ban on Chris Williamson raises questions about a Corbyn government

The Labour Party’s national executive has refused to endorse Derby North MP Chris Williamson as a general election candidate. It made the decision by 20 votes to five on Wednesday.

Victory for Extinction Rebellion as court rules that police ban on protest was ‘illegal’

Extinction Rebellion (XR) was vindicated in the High Court on Wednesday as judges ruled that a police order banning its International Rebellion was unlawful.

Striking NHS staff speak out, ‘I work 55 hours a week to cover rent’

Hundreds of migrant workers are preparing for their second round of strikes at St Mary’s hospital in west London.

Post strikes could be called soon in fight against Royal Mail bosses

Postal workers in Royal Mail could soon set a date for national strikes—with the potential for action during the election period and in the run-up to Christmas.

Health round up: Strikes build against outsourcers in the NHS

Two groups of outsourced health workers are stepping up their fight for equal pay.

Reports round up: McStrike on menu at 6 stores

McDonald’s fast food workers who are members of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ union (Bfawu) were set to strike at six sites across south London London next Tuesday.

Library and museum workers strike against savage cuts in Bradford

Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire began a three-day walkout against millions of pounds of cuts on Tuesday.

Sixth form college strikers stand up for students and against education cuts

Workers across 25 sixth form colleges across England struck together on Tuesday.

New moves in Nottingham College dispute

A planned strike at Nottingham College was suspended this week after workers received a new offer.

Election round-up—Lib Dems use EU to cosy up to favourite Tories

Jo Swinson, the Liberal Democrat leader, has claimed her party could take hundreds of seats at the general election.

I will give ‘wealth and power to the many’ says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has set the tone for the Labour Party’s election campaign with rallies and speeches taking on “the establishment” and “the wealthy few”.

California wildfire chaos wrecks lives

In California, the mansions of the rich are better protected against climate catastrophe than ordinary people. Changing that means challenging the logic of profit, writes Sarah Bates

UN rapporteur—Assange’s life ‘at risk’ in prison

An independent United Nations rights expert has warned that the conditions WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being held in are putting his life “at risk”

New migrant death exposes cruelty of Britain’s border

A Nigerian refugee in Calais, France, has died of smoke inhalation

Arrogant, lying and weak, Johnson starts campaign

Boris Johnson began the general election campaign with arrogance, lies—and weakness.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon puts on left face at mass rally for Scottish independence

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at a mass rally in Glasgow last Saturday calling for a second independence referendum. This is the first time she has joined any such street protest in the last five years.

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