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Debt is rising but the rich won’t be paying

Debt is rising but the rich won’t be paying Everyone is talking about debt. This is mainly because of the enormous amounts governments are borrowing to cover extra spending in responding to the pandemic.

Nurse Karen Reissmann fined £10,000 under Tory laws for protesting over pay insult

Nurse Karen Reissmann fined £10,000 under Tory laws for protesting over pay insult Manchester police have fined a nurse £10,000 for organising a protest against low pay in the NHS

Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists

Full schools reopening will fuel Covid-19 spread with tens of thousands dead, warn scientists A full return to schools and colleges in England this week will contribute to the deaths of tens of thousands more people by spreading Covid-19.

London bus drivers could stop work over virus fears

London bus drivers could stop work over virus fears Over 20,000 London bus drivers have been advised to refuse to drive overcrowded buses because of coronavirus safety fears.

BBC doc exposes systemic racism behind Covid deaths

BBC doc exposes systemic racism behind Covid deaths Black, Asian and minority ethnic patients are dying in disproportionate numbers from Covid-19. Actor David Harewood felt compelled to discover the reasons why

Manchester bus strikes battle bosses whose strike-breaking risks spreading virus

Manchester bus strikes battle bosses whose strike-breaking risks spreading virus Bus strikes in Manchester and London continue to fight hard against bosses' attacks.

Sunak’s Tory budget gives away tax cuts to rich and big business

03 March 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget is Tory through and through. He promised a glut of tax cuts and giveaways for bosses and the rich—and threatened austerity for ordinary people in the future.

Tories refuse to accept protest letters from disabled people ahead of budget

03 March 2021
The Tories snubbed some of the most vulnerable people in society ahead of this week’s budget, as they continued to prioritise the rich.

We can resist the unsafe return, say school workers

02 March 2021
Boris Johnson still wants ten million people to return to schools and colleges in England on Monday of next week. His deadly plan must be resisted.

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

28 February 2021
The Tories are preparing to plunge many more working class people into poverty and despair. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to keep measures that support ordinary people in this week’s budget.

Serco reveals huge profits despite test and trace failures

25 February 2021
Serco, probably Britain’s most hated firm, has been coining it in during the pandemic. In fact, it’s made so much money that it now plans a handout to shareholders.

The Tories put lives at risk to boost economy

23 February 2021
At least 30,000 more people will have died from Covid-19 because of the end of lockdown measures—and that’s if everything goes better than expected.

LETTERS—India’s vaccine rollout driven by power politics, not need

23 February 2021
The Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest producer of vaccines, with the ability to produce 1.5 billion doses per year.

Private firm puts patients and workers at virus risk

23 February 2021
The scandal of private contracts in the NHS has focused this week on health secretary Matt Hancock’s dodgy dealings during the pandemic.

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

22 February 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

Unions must fight for pay as inflation threat looms

19 February 2021
Working class people’s living standards could take a further hit with warnings that inflation could rise above 2 percent.

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools

18 February 2021
A meeting heard calls to organise in every school to make sure people know their rights and know how to use them effectively

Public system boosts jabs

16 February 2021
Boris Johnson called the delivery of 15 million vaccines since December an “extraordinary feat”.It is an achievement—but it’s not his.

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’

15 February 2021
The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).

Tories refuse to ‘follow science’ as they push for lockdown end

15 February 2021
Boris Johnson has made a show of pretending to ‘face down’ Tory MPs demanding an end to all restrictions by April. But he is pushing for his own timetable—regardless of virus levels

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