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Tories’ care home lies

Tories’ care home lies  Tory prime minister Boris Johnson has begun the process of passing the blame for the coronavirus crisis. 

Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic

Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic Some 35,000 more people could die of cancer because of delays to diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

Protests on the NHS’s birthday

Protests on the NHS’s birthday Health campaigners marked the 72nd birthday of the NHS last weekend with a series of protests against Tory cuts and privatisation.

Leicester—how a city at risk has been failed by the Tories

Leicester—how a city at risk has been failed by the Tories The Midlands city of Leicester is the first in England to have a local lockdown in response to an upsurge in coronavirus cases. But while mainstream commentators have encouraged racist explanations, it’s the Tories who have put people at risk

Doctors protest at Downing Street to demand a strategy to wipe out Covid-19

Doctors protest at Downing Street to demand a strategy to wipe out Covid-19 Doctors protested outside Downing Street on Tuesday to “highlight the risks of indoor spread”.

A ‘nasty rebound’ of virus is on horizon as Tories ease lockdown

A ‘nasty rebound’ of virus is on horizon as Tories ease lockdown The Tory plan to reopen businesses across England comes as Covid-19 continues to kill hundreds every week, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Richard Horton: the system has failed

26 June 2020
Richard Horton, the longstanding editor of the medical journal The Lancet, is scathing about the establishment’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. He told Socialist Worker why.

Government abandons Covid-19 tracing app after months of delays

18 June 2020
In a humiliating reversal of policy, the government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning the contact-tracing app which it had said was vital to an effective “test and trace” system

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

16 June 2020
NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Protest says black lives matter at work

16 June 2020
Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

Scummy Serco takes test contract

08 June 2020
Outsourcing giant Serco has been handed a multimillion pound contract to manage the coronavirus test and trace. 

Tories doctor report over black and Asian virus deaths

03 June 2020
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in England are up to twice as likely to die of coronavirus as their white counterparts, according to an official report published on Tuesday. 

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Tories retreat on NHS charge

25 May 2020
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.

Angry cavalcades reject Tory return to work

23 May 2020
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

Tory ‘test, track and trace’ plan is in tatters before it’s begun

23 May 2020
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

Defend migrants against racist Tory bill

19 May 2020
The vote for the racist Immigration Bill underlines the need for a movement that defends all migrants. MPs supported the Tories’ proposed legislation by 351 to 252 votes on Monday night.

Protests over coronavirus safety rattle the Tories - we need more of them

16 May 2020
The mood against the Tories is beginning to be seen more strongly on the streets. A number of cavalcades, stunts and socially-distanced protests took place on Thursday.

Boris Johnson speech clears way for dangerous return to work

10 May 2020
Boris Johnson has opened the door to herd people back to work before it is safe. But widespread support for keeping the lockdown stopped him from going as far as he wanted in his speech on Sunday night.

‘Put our safety first, not money,’ say activists on day of action

07 May 2020
Trade unionists and campaigners are staging a day of action to demand “no return to unsafe workplaces”.

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