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Lifting lockdown—Johnson’s virus plans spell disaster

06 July 2021
Boris Johnson knows that Covid-19 cases are going to soar. Regardless, he has signalled the end of all ­lockdown restrictions.

Letters—Young people are turning left, and towards socialism

06 July 2021
New research from the right wing Institute of Economic Affairs shows 67 percent of young people are rejecting capitalism in favour of socialism.

Adults in most deprived areas ‘3.7 times more likely to die’ with Covid-19

06 July 2021
Class shapes who lives and dies with Covid-19—and who will be hit hardest as restrictions are recklessly lifted.

DVLA safety strikes hit the bosses hard

05 July 2021
Targeted strikes by workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have caused a huge backlog of applications for renewed driving licences.

Tories pile stress on NHS—followed by a pay insult

05 July 2021
The Tories are about to launch a huge gamble over lockdown restrictions—and they are using our lives as their stake

A mistake of Olympic proportions in Tokyo

05 July 2021
The Tokyo Olympic Games is set to start this month. Sam Ord investigates the scale of the Covid health crisis ignored by officials, and the reality of how the event build profits and nationalism for rulers

Poor pay the deadly cost of Covid-19 says report

03 July 2021
Why have the poorest people in Britain paid the highest price during the pandemic?

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.

Letters—Johnson plays a dangerous game with our health

29 June 2021
The government is putting profit before health—again. This time it’s to prioritise football matches.

Danger as Tories plan to end school Covid-19 safety rules

29 June 2021
Failed education secretary Gavin Williamson wants to end the system of pupil ‘bubbles’ even as coronavirus cases soar. Sophie Squire talked to school workers who now fear the worst

Anti-lockdown protest was contradictory pull to right

29 June 2021
At least 30,000 ­demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday to call for an end to lockdown.

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.

Labour’s troubles in Batley and Spen are damning indictment of Starmer

28 June 2021
The Batley and Spen by-election was set to deliver a shock this week. But it wasn't clear what the shock would be.

People’s Assembly march in London unites anger at Tories

26 June 2021
A left wing march of thousands of people through central London on Saturday brought together many strands of anger at the Tory government.

Covid has stirred up the labour market

22 June 2021
The general agitation about inflation continues among the bosses

Ikea furniture giant fined for spying on 400 of its workers

22 June 2021
Did it happen in Britain? A French court has ordered Ikea to pay a fine of £860,000 after the furniture chain was found guilty of spying on staff.

Letters—Scotland failing on climate target as Cop26 approaches

18 June 2021
It's particularly outrageous as Glasgow will host this year’s UN climate conference in November.

Biden injects billions into Big Pharma to compete

18 June 2021
The US government spent more than £13 billion last year funding multinational drugs firms to make Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.

Hospitalisation from Covid-19 surges as Cummings makes new charges

16 June 2021
The increasing numbers of people being hospitalised by Covid-19 ought to be a warning to those who argue that the virus is essentially “over”.

More black women are pushed into zero hours

15 June 2021
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) women are almost twice as likely to be on zero hours contracts than white men, and one and a half times more likely than white women.

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