News archive from 15 August 2016

‘Unelectable’ Corbyn wins over Milton Keynes crowd

JEREMY CORBYN vowed at the weekend to mobilise the huge crowds attending his re-election rallies to defeat the Tories, writes Luke James. The Labour leader’s latest speech, in Milton Keynes on Saturday, was the biggest political meeting in the new...

 

Welsh trade unionists pay tribute to Penderyn

WELSH trade union members and politicians joined descendants of Dic Penderyn yesterday to commemorate the execution of Wales’s first trade union martyr and the events leading up to the Merthyr Rising. The annual march and memorial service at a church...

 

BNP leader arrested for ‘electoral fraud’

BRITISH National Party leader Adam Walker has been arrested over allegations of electoral fraud, it emerged yesterday. It is understood that he has been questioned over the fascist party’s expenses in the local elections in Pendle in May. Candidate...

 

Switzerland: Deadly train attacker’s motives still a mystery

THE motive behind Saturday’s horrific attack on a Swiss train remained a mystery yesterday as the culprit and a female victim died of their injuries. Five other people were hurt in Saturday’s assault in eastern Switzerland, including a six-year-old...

 

Philippines: Protests as Marcos is reinterred

HUNDREDS of people rallied in the Filipino capital Manila yesterday to protest against the reburial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes’ cemetery. President Rodrigo Duterte had allowed Mr Marcos’s remains to be reburied at Rizal Park,...

 

Foster’s vile calumny

IMAGINE how the media and the Labour Party bureaucracy would have reacted if supporters of Jeremy Corbyn had demeaned those opposing him as nazi stormtroopers. Yet former Labour parliamentary candidate and prominent donor Michael Foster, who took the...

 

Smith winning would be a Ukip wet dream

CHARLEY ALLAN points out why only Corbyn can keep hold of the core Labour vote JEREMY CORBYN sparked a firestorm at Thursday’s hustings when he insisted Labour had been ahead in the polls before the palace coup against him. Owen...

 

Neoliberalism is what’s devastated Britain – but Corbyn is pushing back

by Paul Donovan THE arrival of Jeremy Corbyn as leader has marked the first time in 40 years that the Labour Party has seriously pushed back against the neoliberal tide — his re-election can ensure that the process continues The political agenda has...

 

What does it really mean to be in poverty?

CHARLOTTE HUGHES describes the isolating and immiserating experience of the poverty trap WHAT is poverty, and does it define us? As an anti-austerity campaigner, I often get asked this question. People ask me if I can define it. In reality it’s very...

 

Better haul in the pool for Team GB

TEAM GB have overcome their London pool disappointment to claim their best haul of the modern era. The 2012 hosts were widely criticised for claiming just three medals, none of them gold, in Stratford, but they have exceeded their three-to-five-medal...

 

Mazzarri creates a buzz for Hornets

Soton 1-1 Watford by Tashan Deniran-Alleyne at St Mary’s Stadium WITH the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte hogging the headlines all summer, Watford’s own good appointment of Walter Mazzarri seems to have slipped under the...

 

Stuttering Citizens pick up a victory

Life under Pep begins with promising 3 points Man City 2-1 Sunderland by James Nalton at City of Manchester Stadium MANCHESTER City began life under Pep Guardiola with a stuttering but promising 2-1 win against David Moyes’s Sunderland. Guardiola had...

 

Cuba without blinkers

Lee Lockwood’s curiosity, honesty and integrity make Castro’s Cuba a fascinating read about the early years of the revolution and Fidel’s role, writes MICHAL BONCZA Castro’s Cuba by Lee Lockwood (Taschen £44.99) “There is nothing more difficult to...

 
'Zombie knife' sellers face jail as 'horrific' weapons are banned

'Zombie knife' sellers face jail as 'horrific' weapons are banned

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the "horrific" weapons comes into force. Ministers launched a crackdown on the blades, which can be up to 2ft-long with a serrated edge and carry images or words that...

 

Boycott call ups pressure on Deliveroo

‘Make your own dinner,’ say striking couriers This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features, arts and sport, subscribe to our e-edition — letting you read the people’s paper...

 


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