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US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington


The US state prepared to use live fire against anti‑­racist protesters in Washington, a ­congressional inquiry has heard

Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis


“Pandemic be damned”. That’s the message from Forbes, which calls itself “the defining voice of ­entrepreneurial capitalism.”

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts


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.

How super-rich buy their way out of the coronavirus crisis


The super-rich are ­buying citizenship in countries with lower coronavirus rates in order to protect their health.

Face masks that didn’t fit, the tax haven, and who profited


Fifty million face masks purchased by the government from a private equity investment company can’t be used by the NHS because they failed to meet basic safety requirements.

When Labour leader Starmer stood up for Palestinian rights


In 2019 the vile slur was spread that the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PCS) is antisemitic.

Woman died weighing 3 stone after DWP stopped her benefits


A cancer patient has died weighing just three stone after the Department for Work and Pensions stopped her benefits.

Boris year zero—a year of lies, cuts, corruption,  racism and ‘getting it done’


There were those who thought a year of Boris Johnson as prime minister would spell disaster. 

Tories back pension scandal that cost women ‘over £100 million’


The government has refused to identify and contact women who could have missed out on over £100 million in state ­pension payments.

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested but abuser prince still refuses to talk


 Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with, and engaging in sexual activity with them herself.

Virus outbreak after workers’ walkout warning was ignored


A major outbreak of coronavirus has been confirmed at a food processing plant where workers had walked out unofficially over safety fears.

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.

Patel’s pretend praise for NHS migrant workers is so pitiful


Just a few short weeks ago home secretary Priti Patel was showering praise on migrants working in health and social care. Their “extraordinary ­contribution” would be recognised she said while ­hinting that the huge fees they must pay to use the NHS would be “reviewed”.

More die at home from other illnesses due to virus crisis


More than 8,000 more people have died at home since the start of the coronavirus crisis than would have done in normal times.

Tory government has lied over free school meals for poor children


Many parents across England have been unable to access vouchers or meals to support children while schools are closed due to the crisis.

Rich learn how to clean their own homes as virus crisis hits


While some headlines focus on lack of safety kit at work or the rising benefit claims, there’s a hidden group of coronavirus victims—the rich.

Luxury self-isolation for the haves and the have-Yachts during corona crisis


Entertainment mogul David Geffen was forced to delete a social media post boasting of isolating on a superyacht.

Tory adviser says there is nothing to do but work during coronavirus crisis


Workers can’t “hide” from the coronavirus forever, a government adviser has said. Rupert Shute is the deputy scientific adviser at the Home Office.

Tories and their backers are in the money thanks to virus


 Jacob Rees-Mogg—remember him?—will be cashing in on the coronavirus crisis.

Government knew years ago that the NHS could not cope with virus


The NHS failed a test of its ability to withstand a major pandemic more than three years ago but the results were not made public.

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