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British workers don’t benefit from less immigration

06 June 2021
As the pandemic forced many migrant workers to return to their home countries, Socialist Worker asks if British workers have benefited.

Letters—Profit amid Sri Lanka devastation

04 June 2021
My home land of Sri Lanka is being despoiled by people who put money first. A chemical-laden cargo ship sank off the coast near the city of Colombo last week.

Tower Hamlets GPs won’t comply with Tory plan to share patient data with corporations

04 June 2021
Opposition is growing to Tory plans that would allow private businesses and others to access the full medical histories of 55 million NHS patients in England.

Swansea DVLA workers strike for coronavirus safety after Tories put brakes on deal

02 June 2021
Strikers at a major government office are in a head on battle with the Tories over coronavirus safety and the drive to reopen workplaces.

Resistance gives hope of break from Tory ‘normal’

01 June 2021
Everyone wants to get back to normal. But what does that mean? For most people it means being able to go about daily life without restrictions and without fear of picking up and passing on the virus.

Without a fightback, the Tories will survive Cummings’ revelations

01 June 2021
Without opposition to the Tories, Cummings’ attacks will fall flat

End of lockdown restrictions will risk new devastating coronavirus wave

01 June 2021
Britain may be in the early stages of a third wave of coronavirus, scientists are warning

Battles for NHS pay justice in Scotland and England

31 May 2021
Health workers in Scotland campaigning for a decent pay rise were set to march on the Edinburgh parliament this Saturday.

New billionaires cash in on Covid-19 vaccine production

30 May 2021
Profiting from the Covid-19 vaccine has directly created at least nine new billionaires with a combined wealth of nearly £14 billion.

Trade union membership rises in pandemic—but no room for complacency

27 May 2021
More workers are getting organised against bosses’ attacks. The number in trade unions in Britain rose by 118,000 last year to 6.56 million.

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.

Dominic Cummings says herd immunity was ‘literally the official plan’ for pandemic

23 May 2021
Senior ministers planned to respond to the coronavirus epidemic by letting infections rip through Britain in a bid to create “herd immunity”.

Report finds links between class and Covid exposure

18 May 2021
A new Office for National Statistics report this week underlined how class has largely determined how much you were exposed to Covid-19.

Tories ignore ‘Indian variant’ risk to ease Covid rules

17 May 2021
Boris Johnson is once again ready to plunge us into grave coronavirus danger

Rulers failed to prepare for ‘preventable’ Covid-19

15 May 2021
Sadie Robinson examines a new report exposing how world leaders’ response to coronavirus warnings led to the current crisis

Top companies cash in on coronavirus with ‘share buyback’ schemes

14 May 2021
A swathe of the world’s richest companies are so overflowing with cash that they are spending record amounts on buying their own shares.

Boris Johnson calls inquiry amid anger over Tories’ handling of pandemic

12 May 2021
Boris Johnson has been forced to announce a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic.

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.

BBC documentary Extra Life explores the long history of racism and vaccines

10 May 2021
Extra Life explores previous global pandemics to learn lessons in the fight against Covid-19

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