News archive from 8 May 2017

Tories will keep pledge to cut migration to 'tens of thousands'

Tories will keep pledge to cut migration to 'tens of thousands'

The Conservatives will once again promise to cut net migration to the "tens of thousands" in their election manifesto, the BBC understands. On Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd refused to say whether the pledge - which was in the 2010 and...

BBC, 00:03 in Politics
 

Brian Monteith: SNP overplayed hand with indyref2

Let battle commence. With the local elections out of the way the initial skirmish they provided last week has given every party some useful intelligence to put into their general election planning. As is usually the case once the votes have been...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Lesley Riddoch: Peak SNP? I dinnae think so

Do the council elections prove Scotland has reached peak SNP? It’s just as easy to argue they produced peak Scottish Tory. Of course, that’s not the fashionable view. Critics insist the SNP and the case for a second indyref faltered last week because...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Ruth Davidson: ‘We will bring SNP back down to size’

The Tories will make a 
“Herculean effort” to bring the SNP “back down to size”, Ruth Davidson will vow today, as her resurgent party 
launches its Scottish general election campaign. The Scottish Conservative leader will start her campaign in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 

Number of billionaires in Britain climbs to 134

Strength of filthy-rich parasitic class continues to grow to all-time high by Felicity Collier THE number of billionaires in Britain has a hit a record level, the annual Sunday Times Rich List revealed yesterday. A total of 134 billionaires appear in...

 

Corbyn reaches out to ex-Ukip voters

Labour leader says it’s all still to play for on June 8 LABOUR is pressing on with its campaign and “fighting to win” the general election after the “disappointing” local elections last week, Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday. The Labour leader...

 

Tube staff strike to defend victimised London Bridge 3

by Felicity Collier TUBE workers at London Bridge station walked out last night in protest against the sacking of a member of staff and the disciplining of two others. RMT members working for the London Underground (LU) staged the 24-hour strike from...

 

France: Macron win forecast as French go to polls

Communists warn workers not to trust Le Pen FRENCH voters went to the polls yesterday to elect their next president, with most surveys pointing to a victory for neoliberal Emmanuel Macron over fascist Marine Le Pen. Voting continued as the Morning...

 

Nigeria: 82 schoolgirls freed in swap

Boko Haram gives up more kidnapped kids EIGHTY-TWO of the schoolgirls kidnapped over three years ago by Islamist terror group Boko Haram were freed at the weekend in a prisoner swap. The girls met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday after...

 

Poland: ‘Freedom’ march protests at government authoritianism

TENS of thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw at the weekend in protest at the far-right government’s authoritarian policies. Speakers at Saturday’s “march of freedom” slammed the Law and Justice Party administration’s attacks on the independent...

 

Keep calm and make billions

FAWNING wealth-worshippers in the right-wing press hailed a “bonanza” for Britain’s billionaires yesterday, as the Sunday Times published its annual Rich List. The Conservative government can pat itself on the back for the revelation that our country...

 

The female screenwriter hidden from history

The recently released film Their Finest reminds PETER FROST of a British writer far too little recognised THE film Their Finest, now on general release and reviewed in the Morning Star on Friday April 21, paints an accurate picture of the British film...

 

Tories talk Brexit to hide austerity

Denying Labour a platform and controlling the political narrative has been an Establishment priority for years. JOHN ELLISON hopes the party can break through this WE CAN all expect the 2017 general election to go down in history. But will it be a...

 

Unfastening the triple lock on poverty

When you do the maths, you see that the state pension is neither too generous nor financially unaffordable, writes JAN SHORTT WHO WOULD have thought that just a few weeks ago the future value of the state pension would become a major election issue?...

 

Rafa guides toon to title victory

Newcastle pip Brighton to top spot with final-day drama from Jack Grealish RAFA BENITEZ led Newcastle back into the Premier League as champions yesterday as they snatched the Championship title on a dramatic final day. Goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel...

 


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