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Rich rats deserting sinking yachts for sealed bunkers

Not content with hiding away on private islands, the super-rich are now buying exclusive services to rescue them from pandemics, protests and climate catastrophes.

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper

Rough sleepers in Britain who have come from other countries face deportation under new immigration laws. These will be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.

The Troublemaker—For Serco test failures the profits are still world-beating

Outsourcing firm Serco has announced its profits are set to soar after being paid to operate NHS Test and Trace in England.

Greensill cashes in with your cash

Greensill Capital has recently provided tens of millions of pounds of British government-guaranteed loans to two companies that employ just 11 people.

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis

Eight people have died at a Glasgow hotel used to shelter the homeless during lockdown.  

New law to give police and spooks a new licence to kill

Undercover cops and MI5 spooks will be given explicit permission in law to commit criminal offences under new law introduced by the Tories.

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.

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