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Tories want workplaces to stay open as second wave of coronavirus looms

Tories want workplaces to stay open as second wave of coronavirus looms A second wave of coronavirus in Britain is imminent as cases continue to rise.

Tories refuse to take the blame for Covid-19 spike

Tories refuse to take the blame for Covid-19 spike The Tories’ drive to push people back to work—and reopen the economy—has plunged Britain into a second wave of coronavirus infections

Workers in grip of the economic crisis speak out—millions face jobs misery

Workers in grip of the economic crisis speak out—millions face jobs misery With the future of the government’s furlough scheme in doubt, and with hundreds of firms axing jobs, a wave of fear is spreading

LETTERS—Grouse shooting rule shows what the elite are about 

LETTERS—Grouse shooting rule shows what the elite are about  As if we need yet another example of how out of touch the Tories are, here we go again.  

‘Plainly we don’t have enough’—Tory in charge of coronavirus tests admits ‘significant’ failure

‘Plainly we don’t have enough’—Tory in charge of coronavirus tests admits ‘significant’ failure Tory test-and-trace tsar Dido Harding said the demand for tests was three to four times higher than capacity

Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis

Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis “Pandemic be damned”. That’s the message from Forbes, which calls itself “the defining voice of ­entrepreneurial capitalism.”

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends

15 September 2020
People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich

15 September 2020
The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

15 September 2020
People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

Schools on brink of outbreaks

14 September 2020
Scores of schools across England have closed or partially closed after positive coronavirus cases. 

Tory testing catastrophe pushes virus to spread

14 September 2020
Thousands of used coronavirus tests are being thrown away because there isn’t the capacity to analyse them. The shocking news means that many people who have taken a test will never get a result. 

Anger at coronavirus rules that force women to give birth alone

11 September 2020
Women are demanding NHS bosses act after harsh coronavirus restrictions leave them facing giving birth alone

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster

11 September 2020
Cambridge university recently announced that it will be providing free weekly Covid-19 tests to all students living in college accommodation.

New coronavirus rules punish ordinary people for the Tories’ failures

09 September 2020
Boris Johnson’s calamitous Tories are rushing through panic measures following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

Tories—not young people—risk our lives

08 September 2020
The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

Tate workers build the resistance

08 September 2020
Workers on all out strike at the Tate Modern protested on London’s South Bank last Saturday after several of them were issued redundancy notices.

NHS workers organise protests to demand a pay rise

08 September 2020
Health workers were set to take to the streets in towns and cities across Britain on Saturday in their latest day of action to demand a pay rise.

Massive surge in virus cases shows Tory failures

08 September 2020
Britain recorded an ­enormous rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Some 2,988 people tested positive, compared to 1,813 on Saturday—a rise of over 50 percent.

Julian Assange hearing begins

08 September 2020
Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts

07 September 2020
A lobbying and PR firm co-founded by an ally of Dominic Cummings has been given two government contracts without competitive tenders during the pandemic.

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