News archive from 4 November 2016

More strikes on Southern

RMT MEMBERS on Southern trains will stage a fresh round of strikes over the festive period in a row over driver-only operation of services, the rail union said yesterday. The union announced the action before another 48-hour walkout began at midnight...

 

A year inside America's militia

Some call them militia. They call themselves patriots. In the United States, many local militias are armed and have taken issue with some government policies.     After spending a year with groups in Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Idaho protesting what...

 

FBU rubbishes review of fire brigades

A REVIEW of Britain’s fire and rescue services has been branded “incompetent, irrelevant and misleading” by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The supposedly independent Adrian Thomas review into working conditions in the fire and rescue service is...

 

Salford TUC celebrates 150 years of struggle

TRADE unionists in north-west England today begin a week of celebrations of Salford Trades Union Council’s 150th anniversary. The events will include a children’s party, a conference on the NHS and a “No Justice Day” focusing on causes such as the...

 

Myanmar: Forces dealing with Rhakine ‘lawfully’

MYANMAR’S leader Aung San Suu Kyi insisted that the government is following the law in dealing with the state of Rakhine where 150,000 people are reportedly being denied aid. Security forces launched a crackdown in Rakhine — home to many minority...

 

Turkey: Minister threatens to end refugee deal with EU

TURKISH Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu threatened to scrap the refugee return deal with the EU yesterday as an extradition row erupted with Germany. He told Swiss daily Neue Zurcher Zeitung: “Our patience is approaching an end” over Brussels’s...

 

Afghanistan: Nato-backed forces kill 26 civilians in botched raid

DOZENS of Afghan civilians were killed by Nato bombing yesterday in a botched raid that also left three Afghan and two US troops dead. The raid by Afghan special forces backed by Nato air strikes in northern Kunduz province targeted two Taliban...

 

Wooing the Conservatives, swindling the taxpayer

Despite trying to screw the NHS out of £700 million, Fujitsu are very close to the Tories. SOLOMON HUGHES explores this and wonders what Trump is? A JAPANESE company currently fighting to squeeze £700 million out of the NHS for its failed computer...

 

Tories: ‘Frack the future, we need profits now’

The relentless government drive to make Britain a frack-friendly country is reckless and incredibly dangerous, writes RICK EVANS MOST people, I’m sure, have heard of fracking — or to give it its full name, hydraulic fracturing. If you are unsure what...

 

Don’t let’s start a war over poppies

Will England and Scotland’s footballers wear their poppies on Armistice Day? PETER FROST thinks the dead of too many wars demand better than these rows about symbolism This year that bastion of high principle Fifa — the controlling authority for...

 

Lloris left ‘disappointed’ by Leverkusen defeat

But Tottenham goalkeeper now preparing for Arsenal by Samantha Miller at Wembley Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for a quick reaction from his side going into the derby against Arsenal on Sunday after the 1-0 defeat to Bayer...

 

Baseball: Billy Goat curse ends as Cubs win World Series

BACK to the Future 2 was one year out as the Chicago Cubs lifted the World Series on Wednesday night, ending their 108-year curse with victory over the Cleveland Indians. The infamous movie sequel predicted the Cubs would lift baseball’s major trophy...

 

Rugby League: Wolfpack add young cub Everett on loan

Toronto Wolfpack signed London Broncos prop forward Toby Everett yesterday on a season-long loan for their inaugural League One campaign. The 20-year-old, Farnborough-born player made his Super League debut for the Broncos in 2014 but spent the most...

 

Blistering exposé of Trump

MARIA DUARTE recommends an update on the ongoing havoc wreaked on a Scottish community by the US mogul You’ve Been Trumped Too (PG) Directed by Anthony Baxter 4/5 WITH the US presidential election just days away, a 92-year-old Scottish woman reveals...

 

Fight for a people’s Brexit

WHATEVER the motives of Gina Miller in challenging the government over implementing the EU referendum decision, yesterday’s High Court ruling was a resounding defeat for Theresa May. She had laid bare her intention that Tory ministers alone would draw...

 


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