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Smash the vile Tories’ reign and their grubby system

Smash the vile Tories’ reign and their grubby system The Tories’ class war has escalated further, and it isn’t set to slow down. This week Tory Work and Pension Secretary Therese Coffey unveiled her solution to the scrapping of the Universal Credit £20 uplift.

Boris Johnson’s strength is also his weakness

Boris Johnson’s strength is also his weakness Johnson dominates British politics to an extent that no one has since Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. The fundamental reason for this is Johnson’s willingness to challenge establishment neoliberalism.

Johnson’s deadly calculus—let 50,000 die a year to keep profits flowing

Johnson’s deadly calculus—let 50,000 die a year to keep profits flowing Only if the Covid-19 death rate is over 1,000 a week for two or three weeks will ministers even start a discussion on re-imposing restrictions.

Why would a businessman pay £100,000 for breakfast with Boris Johnson?

Why would a businessman pay £100,000 for breakfast with Boris Johnson? The Tories made numerous payments last year to a company owned by its chairman.

New secret club of millionaire Conservative donors revealed

New secret club of millionaire Conservative donors revealed A secret club for major Tory donors has been holding regular meetings and calls with prime minister Boris Johnson and the chancellor Rishi Sunak.

No to vaccine passports

No to vaccine passports Boris Johnson ironically announced on “freedom day” that vaccine passports will soon be required in England.

Divisions at top should open door for struggle

29 June 2021
Boris Johnson would like to take credit for Matt Hancock’s resignation as health secretary.

Sajid Javid will front new attack on safety and NHS

28 June 2021
New health secretary Sajid Javid has been hired by Boris Johnson as a hitman.

Mobilisations called after the SNP fails to push for Scottish independence

22 June 2021
“What are we waiting for?” is the collective cry from the independence movement in Scotland.

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions

13 June 2021
A few billion doses far into the future mean billions will be left to infections and to die

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.

Dominic Cummings confirms Tories’ handling of Covid-19 let thousands die

26 May 2021
In evidence to MPs, he savaged Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock to boost himself

Tough year for rich with record rise in billionaires

24 May 2021
 According to the The Sunday Times Rich List the combined wealth of Britain’s 250 richest people has grown by a sixth in the past year. It is up from £566 billion to £658 billion.

Lockdown eases, but virus hasn’t gone away

11 May 2021
Boris Johnson has confirmed that the latest planned easing of coronavirus restrictions in England will go ahead.

Boris Johnson’s crimes deserve full reckoning

04 May 2021
“These were always going to be difficult elections for us. We’re not expecting miracles on Thursday night.” Those were the words of Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy on Sunday—at the end of a week of scandal and crisis for the Tories.

Dark web of Tory sleaze unravelled

27 April 2021
The most interesting thing about the Tory sleaze scandal is not the Boris Johnson vs Dominic Cummings grudge match, enjoyable though that is. Everyone knows these are two thoroughly unscrupulous and unpleasant individuals.

Johnson said ‘let bodies pile high’ to save bosses’ profits

26 April 2021
“Let the bodies pile high in their thousands.” That was what Tory prime minister Boris Johnson said in response to the idea that there could be further lockdowns.

Hospitals in India near collapse as new wave hits and cases rise

20 April 2021
As world Covid-19 deaths pass three million, India is in the grip of a terrible new wave of the virus. Other countries governed by the hard right face a similar situation, says Yuri Prasad

Lockdown is eased but virus growing

05 April 2021
The Tories plan to further ease lockdown measures across England from next week.

LETTERS—The report’s lies that Britain is a ‘model of racial equality’

02 April 2021
​​​​​​​The long awaited Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report suggests “claims of institutional racism not borne out”.

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