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43,000 people given the wrong Covid test results

43,000 people given the wrong Covid test results At least 43,000 people may have been wrongly given a negative Covid-19 test result, the UK Health Security Agency has said.

Cops’ horrific sexism meant victimisation for speaking out

Cops’ horrific sexism meant victimisation for speaking out A woman firearms officer was victimised by Police Scotland colleagues in a “horrific” workplace culture condemned as an “absolute boys’ club”, an employment tribunal found last week.

We end up paying the bills for energy market chaos

We end up paying the bills for energy market chaos When an energy firm goes under, every other household in Britain is left paying the cost for a new firm to take on its customers.

US still lying about Afghan air strike that killed ten

US still lying about Afghan air strike that killed ten The US military lied about the ­murderous drone strike that killed ten people in the last days of its retreat from Afghanistan.

Rich get the government to do what it is paid for

Rich get the government to do what it is paid for Two Tory rogues from the past are embroiled in a row over political influence over contracts.

Will we discover who the Tories put in ‘VIP lane’?

Will we discover who the Tories put in ‘VIP lane’? The government has been forced to say it will publish all the names of companies that received PPE contracts after being referred into a fast-track “VIP lane” by ministers.

Diplomat reveals Kuwait flight cover-up 30 years on

10 August 2021
A former British diplomat has said he is “convinced” there was “military intelligence exploitation” of a British Airways flight that landed in Kuwait during the Iraqi army’s 1990 invasion, which led to the capture and mistreatment of nearly everyone on board,

New secret club of millionaire Conservative donors revealed

03 August 2021
A secret club for major Tory donors has been holding regular meetings and calls with prime minister Boris Johnson and the chancellor Rishi Sunak.

What’s behind the turmoil in Tunisia?

31 July 2021
Ten years since the revolution Tunisia is facing a coup. Nick Clark explains how corruption, Covid and parliamentary betrayals have fed support for a new government

Greensill scandal report does its job and says little

27 July 2021
A report into the disgraced ­financier Lex Greensill’s relations with the government has only mildly criticised former Tory prime minister David Cameron—and handily blamed someone who is dead.

Big pharma caught over charging and missing tax

20 July 2021
Top drug companies have been found guilty of increasing the price of a life-saving steroid treatment by more than 10,000 per cent and ­paying rivals to stay out of the market.

You don’t have to sleep with a Tory to get a job

06 July 2021
At least 16 individuals with close ties to the Tories, including donors, peers and former MPs, have been given lucrative oversight jobs in key Whitehall departments.

Why the cops are corrupt to the core

19 June 2021
The inquiry into the investigations into the murder of Daniel Morgan declared last week that the Metropolitan Police is ‘institutionally corrupt’. Simon Basketter explains why fraud is built into the police

Morgan verdict as damning ‘as the Macpherson report’

15 June 2021
 The Metropolitan Police is “institutionally corrupt”. That is the condemning conclusion of an eight-year inquiry into a notorious murder case.

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends

15 June 2021
Tory cabinet minister Michael Gove broke the law when the government handed a £560,000 Covid-19 contract to a business he had “personal connections” with.

Protesters confront failing politicians at G7 summit

12 June 2021
Protesters raged at the G7 world leaders’ summit in Cornwall on Friday and Saturday at the start of a weekend of resistance.

Huge anger at the Tories lies just beneath the surface

08 June 2021
"The Banality of evil” is a phrase coined by the philosopher Hannah Arendt when she was covering the trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

The Peasants’ Revolt—when people fought corruption

05 June 2021
In 1381 thousands of peasants stormed London and demanded change from the king. Nick Clark explains why the Peasants’ Revolt holds important lessons 640 years on

Daniel Morgan murder report censored

25 May 2021
Daniel Morgan was killed with an axe in 1987. Socialist Worker has long argued that the murder and its cover-up lies at the heart of the phone hacking scandal and much more. The police admitted to corruption in the first of the investigations into the murder.

Lord Lister and the loan for property developers

18 May 2021
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.

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