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Boris Johnson’s ‘friend’ given £126,000 of our cash

24 September 2019
Prime minister Boris Johnson’s friendship with a US entrepreneur who was granted £126,000 in public money during his time as London mayor is a damaging scandal.

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

18 September 2019
Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories

17 September 2019
Johnson hopes he can deliver Brexit come what may on 31 October—and win back right wing votes. But he still has to appease the pro-EU big business, says? Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Politics is about a lot more than parliament

10 September 2019
The chaos in the British establishment has exposed the swamp that is parliament and British democracy. This week Tory leader Boris Johnson prorogued parliament—shutting it down to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit manoeuvres.

Boris Johnson is in a Brexit bind as parliament shuts down

10 September 2019
Boris Johnson slithered from the House of Commons early on Tuesday morning in the weakest position any prime minister has faced for decades.

Labour lets Tories cling on by failing to back an election

10 September 2019
On Monday Labour, the Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru and the Independent Group—ridiculously dubbed the “rebel alliance”—refused to back an election.

Defeat for Johnson should clear way to a general election

03 September 2019
Anger against the Tories was seen on the streets of London on Tuesday as the prime minister lost a key vote in parliament

Fight for a genuinely democratic society

03 September 2019
On many of the demonstrations against Boris Johnson there are placards calling to “defend democracy”.

How to make sense of the Tory crisis over Brexit

02 September 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans dissects the latest stage of the Tory crisis and looks at how the left should respond

Protests across Britain against Johnson’s suspension of parliament

31 August 2019
Over 70 protests took place across Britain on Saturday.

More prisons won't help stop crime

13 August 2019
Boris Johnson said his billion pound boost for prisons would stop them becoming “factories for making bad people worse”.

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us

13 August 2019
Lots of people are rightly appalled that Boris Johnson is our prime minister.

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

13 August 2019
Around 50,000 children rely on care from councils whose services are inadequate, according to a study published last week.

Tories want more power for bullying and racist cops

13 August 2019
'Law and order’ is green light for police to harass black people and the poor, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Boris Johnson’s NHS funding promises aren’t good for health

06 August 2019
Boris Johnson has promised a cash injection for the NHS, but years of cuts mean that much more will be needed to make up for the damage done, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Fight for workers’ action against Boris Johnson

30 July 2019
Union leaders greeted Boris Johnson’s first week as prime minister by pleading with him to improve workers’ rights. Which is weak even by their standards.

The new cabinet—Johnson’s evil minions

30 July 2019
The foreign secretary complained about “discrimination against men” and described feminists as “among the most obnoxious bigots”. Thinks workers in Britain are “the worst idlers in the world”.

There can be a movement to beat the Tories - but the Labour Party is too cautious

30 July 2019
Jeremy Corbyn responded to Boris Johnson’s election as Tory Party leader by saying that Labour is “absolutely” ready for a general election.

New Tory government will be even more hostile to black people

30 July 2019
The new Tory home secretary Priti Patel is set to escalate the Tories’ attacks with harsher border policies and attacks on migrants

Boris Johnson’s cabinet - nasty, right wing and very racist

30 July 2019
Boris Johnson took charge as new prime minister last week—and immediately made clear that his government will be nasty, racist and right wing.

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