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Lord Lister and the loan for property developers

Lord Lister and the loan for property developers Homes England is a government agency set up with the purpose of funding “affordable homes”. It met on 9 May 2019 to consider a request from a luxury property company for a £187 million publicly-backed loan.

Lockdown eases, but virus hasn’t gone away

Lockdown eases, but virus hasn’t gone away Boris Johnson has confirmed that the latest planned easing of coronavirus restrictions in England will go ahead.

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble In years gone by the Labour Party could take the votes in the north east of England for granted. But, reports Nick Clark, next month’s Hartlepool by-election could show just how out of touch the party now is with its former heartlands

Tories risk lives for profit

Tories risk lives for profit A major easing of lockdown restrictions took place in England this week. People can now meet with others from different households outdoors. Outdoor sports restarted and the “stay at home” rule was lifted.

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe?

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe? A dam holding around 1.3 million tonnes of water seemed set to collapse.

Who are the lords of the land?

Who are the lords of the land? As Toffs and Tories panic about land reform, Raymie Kiernan says their vast estates are stolen goods that we must take back

Flag waving patriots want us to be divided

02 December 2014
Our rulers love it if they can persuade us to join in with their shows of patriotism. And that’s exactly why we should reject them, says Sadie Robinson

More unions join the NHS pay revolt as fresh strikes are called

04 November 2014
Health workers across nine unions in England are set to strike for four hours on Monday 24 November.

George Orwell - a life of rebellion against the establishment that made him

15 January 2013
Orwell’s view of the kind of socialism needed in Britain—most clearly stated in The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius—is fundamentally wrong, but not in a trite, nationalistic way.

Orwell - Politics and the English Language

15 January 2013
One of Orwell’s writings being rereleased as a cheap pamphlet is the Politics and the English Language.

Cambridge: we stopped racist EDL before and we'll do it again

12 January 2013
Anti-racists in Cambridge are organising to oppose a protest by the English Defence League (EDL) next month.

Solidarity with prisoners: write to inmates over the holiday season

11 December 2012
There are 86,047 men, women and children in prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales.

The real record of new Bank of England governor Mark Carney

30 November 2012
Earlier this week Tory chancellor George Osborne named the new governor of the Bank of England—the Canadian banker Mark Carney, who will take over from Mervyn King.

Tables of hypocrisy

27 November 2012
Hated schools inspectorate Ofsted is expected to say that schools in England are improving in its annual report. Yet the report will lay the groundwork for further attacks on education.

EDL arrest in Bristol

20 November 2012
The leader of the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Bristol has been arrested in connection with racist graffiti sprayed on mosques and temples.

Police hold 347 children in cells

20 November 2012
More than 347 children were held in police cells last year in England and Wales because police thought they were mentally ill. The children, some as young as 11, had not necessarily been involved in any crime. Some were held for over 24 hours.

Norwich unites against racism and fascism to send EDL packing

11 November 2012
Around 2,000 protestors marched in Norwich against the fascist English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday in a fantastic display of multiculturalism and working class unity.

Health workers call march against south west pay cartel

06 November 2012
The Unite union’s health branch in Bristol has called a demonstration on 1 December against moves to slash pay across the south west of England.

Letters

06 November 2012
How protest stopped the EDL Here in Walthamstow our local Unite Against Fascism (UAF) group has been meeting monthly since 2008. We knew that sooner or later the racist English Defence League (EDL) would want to come and stir up hatred in our community.

Anti-fascists drive the EDL racists out of Walthamstow

30 October 2012
Around 1,000 anti-racists gathered in Walthamstow, north east London, last Saturday and celebrated a resounding victory over the fascist English Defence League (EDL).

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