It’s been a year since what is believed to have been the first coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China, on 17 November 2019. Now there are finally real hopes for a vaccine.
The Tories are in trouble. Their lockdown is unlikely to significantly cut coronavirus cases as it leaves key areas of transmission, such as schools, open.
Covid-19 isn’t over, but news of a seemingly successful vaccine trial has prompted a flurry of hope that an end may be in sight. But control by private firms will be disastrous.
The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.
The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.
Coronavirus has “thrived on” systematic racism—and more black people will “unnecessarily die” unless there’s urgent action.
The murder and beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in France last week was appalling. It must not be used to deepen Islamophobia and racism.
The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.
Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.
Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South.
The Tories have repeatedly tried to scapegoat ordinary people to avoid responsibility for their own mishandling of the pandemic.
Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.
There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.
Capitalism keeps a tiny minority of people rich off the back of work that is done by the vast majority of people.
A Tory government knowingly put ordinary people’s health at risk and caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people. They then poured time, effort and money into trying to cover up their actions.
People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009
The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy
When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response.
The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.
President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of two anti-racist protesters was to support the killer.