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Coronavirus


It’s one rule for us and another for the rich

15 September 2020
The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

15 September 2020
People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

Schools on brink of outbreaks

14 September 2020
Scores of schools across England have closed or partially closed after positive coronavirus cases. 

Tory testing catastrophe pushes virus to spread

14 September 2020
Thousands of used coronavirus tests are being thrown away because there isn’t the capacity to analyse them. The shocking news means that many people who have taken a test will never get a result. 

Anger at coronavirus rules that force women to give birth alone

11 September 2020
Women are demanding NHS bosses act after harsh coronavirus restrictions leave them facing giving birth alone

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster

11 September 2020
Cambridge university recently announced that it will be providing free weekly Covid-19 tests to all students living in college accommodation.

New coronavirus rules punish ordinary people for the Tories’ failures

09 September 2020
Boris Johnson’s calamitous Tories are rushing through panic measures following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

Tories—not young people—risk our lives

08 September 2020
The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

Tate workers build the resistance

08 September 2020
Workers on all out strike at the Tate Modern protested on London’s South Bank last Saturday after several of them were issued redundancy notices.

NHS workers organise protests to demand a pay rise

08 September 2020
Health workers were set to take to the streets in towns and cities across Britain on Saturday in their latest day of action to demand a pay rise.

Massive surge in virus cases shows Tory failures

08 September 2020
Britain recorded an ­enormous rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Some 2,988 people tested positive, compared to 1,813 on Saturday—a rise of over 50 percent.

Julian Assange hearing begins

08 September 2020
Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts

07 September 2020
A lobbying and PR firm co-founded by an ally of Dominic Cummings has been given two government contracts without competitive tenders during the pandemic.

Put people before profit to protect us from coronavirus

07 September 2020
The bosses and their backers are screaming for a return to “business as usual”. They say if we don’t accept this, we will be stuck with lockdown measures that get in the way of profits—known as “the economy”.

Doctors reveal systematic failure to deal with Covid-19 in workplaces

06 September 2020
A group of doctors is arguing that workplaces are now the frontline in the battle against Covid-19—and hazardous working conditions are responsible for mass outbreaks.

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

05 September 2020
The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

LGBT+ protests cancelled after police threats

04 September 2020
LGBT+ campaigners have warned that the “right to protest is being curtailed” after police threats forced the cancellation of two protests in London.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

03 September 2020
Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

Millions starve across the world during pandemic

02 September 2020
Almost unnoticed among other aspects of the coronavirus crisis, hundreds of millions of people across the world face hunger, malnutrition and—for some—starvation.

This is a crisis of capitalism, not virus lockdowns

01 September 2020
As millions of people fear for their jobs, bankers and bosses celebrated a bonanza on the stock market.

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