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Labour lets Tories stagger on

Labour lets Tories stagger on The growing furore over Dominic Cummings finally forced the Labour Party to at least show some sort of opposition to the Tories. 

Dominic Cummings shows class arrogance of the rich

Dominic Cummings shows class arrogance of the rich “People will have to make their minds up” about Dominic Cummings, said Boris Johnson this week.

Expose smug media hypocrisy

Expose smug media hypocrisy Dominic Cummings and many of his newfound critics in the mainstream media have far more in common than they like to pretend. 

Elite liars push for an unsafe return to work

Elite liars push for an unsafe return to work The fallout from the Dominic Cummings scandal has sent a shockwave through British politics. It comes at a pivotal moment in the coronavirus pandemic in Britain. 

Cummings’ trips to Durham are nothing to be sneezed at

Cummings’ trips to Durham are nothing to be sneezed at The Prime Minister defended Dominic Cummings after his top aid showed him the pictures of whatever it is that he has on Boris Johnson.

Workers in France say no return to ‘normal’

Workers in France say no return to ‘normal’ French health workers are demanding that “we don’t go back to how it was before”—and want fundamental changes in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Devastating critique of SNP and care homes

25 May 2020
Police are investigating the deaths of three women at a care home at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak on the Isle of Skye.

Parents and teachers could wreck Johnson’s school plan

25 May 2020
Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week

Is EU singing from Hamilton songbook?

25 May 2020
Alexander Hamilton, one of the brilliant group of “founding fathers” of the United States and its first finance minister, was once remembered mainly because he was killed in a duel by vice president Aaron Burr in 1804.

Winners and losers in Covid-19 Britain

25 May 2020
We are not “all in this together”. Covid-19 is not some great equaliser that brings everyone together, but rather a crisis that is deepening the fissures in an already unequal society.

Jair Bolsonaro caught up in coronavirus and corruption crisis

24 May 2020
Brazil’s soaring cases of coronavirus, and growing splits in Jair Bolsonaro’s government, are shaking the foundations of the far right president’s rule.

Angry cavalcades reject Tory return to work

23 May 2020
The feeling of solidarity with NHS workers, and revulsion at an unsafe return to work and schools, was shown by cavalcades and other events across Britain on Thursday

Tory ‘test, track and trace’ plan is in tatters before it’s begun

23 May 2020
After months of failures, Boris Johnson claims he has a new contact tracing strategy. But as Sarah Bates reports, the scheme is already in trouble

Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools

22 May 2020
The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin

Letters—Why are the press ignoring the Covid-19 gender gap? 

22 May 2020
I was struck this week by the mainstream media’s lack of interest in the latest report from the Fawcett Society.The differential impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities has been widely reported but little attention has been given to the issue of women and the pandemic. 

Dyson workers pull rug out from bosses’ feet

21 May 2020
A workers’ revolt has stopped a return to work at a Wiltshire engineering company owned by Sir James Dyson, Britain’s richest man.

‘Everything is destroyed’ in wake of Cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020
Millions of people in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan have been forced to flee from “super cyclone” Amphan that swept inland from the Indian Ocean on Wednesday. 

Workers, parents and students unite to fight dangerous schools reopening

20 May 2020
The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Workers fight Tory push for unsafe schools return

19 May 2020
The battle is on to stop the Tories forcing an unsafe reopening of schools from 1 June.

If it’s not safe Asos workers must walk

19 May 2020
A suspected coronavirus outbreak at an Asos retail warehouse has sparked calls for the site to be closed while a deep clean is carried out.

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