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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.

NHS in crisis as patients queue for 12 hours to see doctors

15 June 2021
Sick people are queuing for up to twelve hours to see a doctor at some of Britain’s busiest hospitals.

The Troublemaker—‘Unlawful’ to hand contract to firm run by Tories’ friends

15 June 2021
Tory cabinet minister Michael Gove broke the law when the government handed a £560,000 Covid-19 contract to a business he had “personal connections” with.

A Pandemic Poem rehashes a well-worn cliche

15 June 2021
Where did the world go? asks poet Simon Armitage in a ponderous voice

New wave forced Tories to keep lockdown

14 June 2021
With infections doubling every nine days even Boris Johnson could not fully ignore the risks says Socialist Worker

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions

13 June 2021
A few billion doses far into the future mean billions will be left to infections and to die

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite

08 June 2021
There could be tense battles ahead after the Peruvian presidential election, reports Sophie Squire

Taking furlough cash, then handing millions to shareholders

08 June 2021
The major construction equipment rental firm, VP plc, will pay out £10 million having taken £7 million in state aid.

The Troublemaker—Care home raised fees to line rich bosses’ pockets

08 June 2021
Britain’s biggest care home ­operator raised fees for residents in the pandemic while funnelling cash to its super-rich owners.

Workers to pay for pandemic

08 June 2021
Low paid workers face a jobs “rollercoaster” after the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Resolution Foundation.

Huge anger at the Tories lies just beneath the surface

08 June 2021
"The Banality of evil” is a phrase coined by the philosopher Hannah Arendt when she was covering the trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

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