News archive from 22 July 2016

Borrowing soars past planned total for year

GOVERNMENT borrowing in the first quarter of 2016 has already exceeded planned borrowing for the entire year, official figures published revealed yesterday. Borrowing in the first part of the financial year reached £25.6 billion exceeding the £24bn...

 

MacKenzie comes under fire in Commons

KELVIN MACKENZIE’S “ill-informed” and “malevolent” attack on Channel 4 News presenter Fatima Manji came under fire in the Commons yesterday, writes Cassie Fitz­gerald. More than 1,700 people have complained to the Independent Press Standards...

 

Anti-terror Bill could divide society

THE Tories risk “driving a wedge” between communities by targeting religious conservatives under draconian new anti-extremism measures, a parliamentary report out today warns. The joint committee on human rights urged the government to reconsider the...

 

France urges Britain to hasten Brexit

FRENCH President Francois Hollande warned Theresa May yesterday to stop dragging her feet over Brexit. Speaking during a visit to Ireland ahead of a meeting with the Prime Minister in Paris last night, Mr Hollande said Britain should trigger article...

 

France: ‘Jungle’ population passes 7,000 despite eviction bids

THE number of refugees in the Calais Jungle camp has topped 7,000 for the first time despite eviction attempts by the French authorities, solidarity groups said yesterday. A census carried out by Help Refugees and L’Auberge des Migrants showed there...

 

Armenia: Police fight gunmen’s supporters

MORE than 50 people have been injured in clashes outside a besieged police station in Armenia’s capital Yerevan where gunmen have been holding five officers. The protesters, who had gathered in support of the hostage-takers on Wednesday night, tried...

 

Rebel MPs must wise up

MOST Labour members and supporters will have drawn inspiration from Jeremy Corbyn’s self-assured and witty address to his leadership re-election campaign launch yesterday. His assertion that the Labour Party is strong and “going places” and that he...

 

Bilateralism is best option

In the second part of her analysis JENNY CLEGG suggests that a direct dialogue between Philippines and China – that bypasses the US – would succeed THERE is no doubt that China is challenging US primacy in the South China Sea. Its massive increase in...

 

Taking on the five great ills of our society

Here the Morning Star prints Jeremy Corbyn’s full speech from the launch his official campaign for the Labour leadership at UCL Institute of Education yesterday I’M proud of what we have achieved in the last 10 months. Labour is stronger, we have won...

 

The promises of nuclear power have failed to deliver

By Vicki Lesley Ten years ago, the Labour government under Tony Blair gave the go-ahead for a new generation of nuclear power stations to be built in Britain. It was a remarkable about-turn from the outcome of the energy white paper just three years...

 

The deadly Blair Rich Project

A new documentary on the disgraced war criminal lays bare his grim legacy of genocide and greed, says MARIA DUARTE The Killing$ of Tony Blair (15) Directed by Sanne Van Den Burgh, Daniel Turi and Greg Ward 4/5 AFTER the Chilcot report, which showed...

 

Film round up

Star Trek Beyond (12A) Directed by Justin Lin 5/5 WHEN Chris Pine, first-rate as space legend Captain James T Kirk, commander of the USS Enterprise, shouts: “Let’s make some noise!” and boldly goes to save the day, he neatly describes Justin Lin’s...

 

A million jobs to save Britain from disaster

As the Tories dither the trade unions take the initiative to avert the impending environmental catastrophe through new specialised employment. PETER FROST reports One of new Prime Minister Theresa May’s first policy changes was to scrap the Department...

 

‘Appalling’ Ashley must be made accountable

MPs tear Sports Direct boss to pieces over company’s working conditions SPORTS Direct founder Mike Ashley is “accountable” for “appalling” working conditions at the retail giant, MPs have found. The business committee report published today said it...

 

Diplomats accused of heinous crimes

Embassy staff involved with trafficking FOREIGN embassy staff enjoying diplomatic immunity have been accused of a string of offences including child pornography and human trafficking. Foreign Office figures released yesterday listed 11 “serious and...

 


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