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Trump twins team up to keep toxic Tories on top

Trump twins team up to keep toxic Tories on top The bigots united this week to try and stop Jeremy Corbyn winning next month’s general election.

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts

Boris Johnson, Tories, election, flooding, floods, environment, climate change, Yorkshire, Derbyshire There is rising anger across Yorkshire and the Midlands at authorities’ ­failure to protect people from flooding.

McStrikers walk out over pay, union rights and to ‘take back control over our lives’

McStrike, McDonalds, strike, walkout, Bfawu, south London McDonald’s workers struck across six stores in south London on Tuesday to demand £15 an hour and union rights. It marked the fourth “McStrike” in the Bfawu union’s long-running campaign for fast food workers’ rights.

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

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

Poorly-paid health staff are sick of low wages

Poorly-paid health staff are sick of low wages Striking health workers staged a sit-in in the lobby of St Mary’s Hospital in west London

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

Police, cop, Taser, arms, deaths in custody A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Will Labour's manifesto ignore members’ votes to support radical policies?

Labour’s ruling body was set to meet on Saturday to finalise its election manifesto.

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.

Flames spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in fire at Bolton students’ flats

A fire tore through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday

McCluskey’s opposition to Labour’s free movement policy gives into racist myths

As Labour prepares its election manifesto, Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey has insisted that freedom of movement for migrants won’t be in it.

Money going to shareholders has gone up six times faster than wages

Payouts to shareholders in major firms rose over six times faster than wages between 2014 and 2018, says new research.

Outrage after court rules against strike in Royal Mail

A 97 percent Yes vote on a 76 percent turnout has been pushed aside. The best response would be to walk out anyway.

Transport round up: Month of South Western strikes to guard safety

Train guards at South Western Railway (SWR) are gifting 27 days of strikes to train bosses this Christmas.

Reports round-up: Cleaners at Foreign Office walk out

Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School in Bexleyheath, south east London, began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

1,000 ready to strike to stay fully in the NHS

Over 1,000 health workers in the Home Counties plan to stage a two-day walkout against privatisation

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.

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.

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.

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