News archive from 4 July 2016

Welsh communists lay into Labour and Plaid over pro-EU stance

WELSH communists criticised Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru at the weekend for their failure to represent the views of the majority of the people of Wales in the EU referendum campaign. “Both parties have abandoned their opposition to the...

 

Tackling funeral poverty

AN INITIATIVE to curb “funeral poverty” by Quaker Social Action charity has been bolstered by the sign-up of the Co-op’s funeral service. The Fair Funerals campaign says that the cost of funerals has risen 80 per cent in a decade, leaving many people...

 

May rejects coronation as she dominates leader lists

TORY leadership candidate Theresa May demanded a “proper race” yesterday in spite of receiving the overwhelming backing of her party’s MPs. The Home Secretary dismissed suggestions for a “coronation” of the next Tory leader, should one candidate poll...

 

Venezuela: Maduro calls end to four-hour power cuts

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro announced at the weekend that he is lifting electricity rationing this morning, ending two months of restriction. Low water levels at the Guri hydroelectric dam, which provides most of the country’s power, had led...

 

Australia: Turnbull loses support but election too close to call

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claimed to be “quietly confident” yesterday that his conservative Liberal Party-led coalition would emerge victorious despite early general election results showing his party had lost a swathe of seats....

 

Paraders send message of solidarity to Orlando

TENS of thousands of people took part in Cologne’s annual gay pride parade yesterday, with many paying tribute to the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub last month. Some held placards with the words “We Are Orlando” while 49 rainbow...

 

Dirty tricks of oblivion

SIGNS that a “dirty tricks” campaign is under way aimed at keeping Jeremy Corbyn off the ballot paper in any Labour leadership contest are unsurprising. The proposal may seem absurd: if the man elected to lead the party by almost 60 per cent of...

 

Chicken Coup rebels are running out of room

Corbyn’s steel has left Labour’s rebel 172 facing big problems, writes Charley Allan IF YOU’RE confused about last week’s botched coup attempt against Jeremy Corbyn, just remember what Tony Blair said about fighting a general election. “I wouldn’t...

 

Housing fight will go on – with Corbyn by our side

Britain faces dangerous times after the EU referendum campaign and Labour plotters trying to oust their leader, but amid it all there’s the chance to beat back Tory policies, says GLYN ROBBINS AMID post-Brexit political chaos, the campaign against the...

 

Stop holding members in such contempt and get behind our leader

Labour MPs must abandon their coup and take on the Tories, says IAN MEARNS MP JUNE 23 2016 will go down in history as the day the Tory Party pantomime spilled over into the national agenda, tearing Britain in half in the quest for the top job — Boris...

 

Hamilton survives last-lap smash to finish first

LEWIS HAMILTON won the Austrian Grand Prix yesterday after a dramatic last-lap collision with championship rival Nico Rosberg. Rosberg appeared on course to claim his sixth victory of the season, but crashed into Hamilton as the Briton attempted to...

 

Tennis: Djok Shock

Reigning champ crashes out to 28th-seed Sam Querrey in third round NOVAK DJOKOVIC suffered his earliest defeat in a grand slam for seven years as his defence of the Wimbledon title came to a spluttering end on Saturday. A third-round knock-out blow...

 

Cricket: England wrap up series with easy win in Cardiff

Comfortable 3-0 victory over tourists despite slow start and rain interference ENGLAND impressed their captain Eoin Morgan with a complete performance to wrap up the one-day international series 3-0 over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday. Joe Root’s...

 
Dustin Johnson capitalises on Jason Day's collapse to win WGC title

Dustin Johnson capitalises on Jason Day's collapse to win WGC title

Or that was what most in the golfing community thought. But the American seems to be the hottest player on the circuit right now. After his maiden major win at the US Open last month, the world number 3 clinched victory at the Bridgestone Invitational...

 

An irrefutable case against Trident renewal

PAUL DONOVAN recommends a book which cogently argues against renewal of the weapons system The Truth About Trident: Disarming the Nuclear Arguments by Timmon Milne Wallis (Luath Press, £12.99) PROVIDING a comprehensive demolition of the case for...

 


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