News archive from 27 January 2016

Anthony Crolla says battle of Manchester with Terry Flanagan is inevitable

Anthony Crolla says battle of Manchester with Terry Flanagan is inevitable

WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla admits that a future fight against Manchester rival Terry Flanagan is inevitable. New Moston boxer Crolla captured his world title in November , while Ancoats’ Flanagan won the WBO lightweight crown last July ....

 
Two shades of grey are enough for Zuckerberg

Two shades of grey are enough for Zuckerberg

Like a particularly dull superhero, the billionaire founder of Facebook always wears the same oufit when he springs into action. When Mark Zuckerberg returned to work on Monday after taking two months’ paternity leave following the birth of his first...

 

Home Office set to deport more asylum seekers, activists say

A new round of deportations of asylum seekers was due to be carried out on Tuesday night by the Home Office, according to activists. Men and women from Sierra Leone and Eritrea were said to have been among those who were moved to Stansted from Home...

 

PM leads shortlist for Islamophobia gongs

Loudmouth Hopkins also in with a shout DAVID CAMERON, Katie Hopkins and the Daily Mail are all up for a gong at this year’s Islamophobia Awards, organisers announced yesterday. The Prime Minister is a previous winner of the prize, receiving it last...

 

Google tax deal ‘must be public’

John McDonnell piles pressure on the Chancellor GEORGE OSBORNE must disclose every detail of the Google tax settlement, shadow chancellor John McDonnell demanded yesterday as more Tories joined the revolt against the “sweetheart deal.” London Mayor...

 

Wales blocks ‘divisive and flawed’ TU Bill

Assembly denies legislative consent by 43-13 THE Tories’ “flawed, damaging and divisive” Trade Union Bill was blocked by the Welsh Assembly yesterday in a vote that could spark a constitutional power struggle in the courts. The governing Labour Party...

 

Syria: Isis bombs kill 20 at security checkpoint

Attack comes as army makes further gains ISLAMIC State (Isis) claimed responsibility for bombings yesterday that killed at least 20 and wounded 100 in the Syrian city of Homs. The attack came as the Syrian army made fresh gains against Isis and other...

 

France: Taxi drivers, air traffic controllers and teachers walk

by Our Foreign Desk THREE strikes in one day brought France to a near-standstill yesterday as taxi drivers, air traffic controllers and teachers downed tools. Hundreds of French taxis, joined by a few from Belgium and Spain, blocked a massive junction...

 

Denmark: Refugees forced to hand over valuables

DANISH MPs voted overwhelmingly yesterday to confiscate refugees’ cash and valuables to pay for their stay in Denmark. Bill L87 passed 81-27 with one abstention. Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen’s liberal Venstre party won the vote with the support...

 

‘Social Europe’ is a chimera

PUBLICATION of the proposed ballot paper for the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union serves to concentrate attention on what will be a crucial vote. The Electoral Commission has had a key role in changing the government’s...

 

The lessons of Auschwitz today – at home and abroad

On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember those who died as part of Hitler’s Final Solution – but we’d also do well to reflect on today’s creeping intolerance and spread of fascist politics, says BEN CHACKO HOLOCAUST Memorial Day marks the liberation of...

 

Corbyn naysayers miss a vital point

2020 election predictions need to take into account what Britain will be like by then – after another four years of Tory cuts, writes BERNIE EVANS Compassion and caring are not in the Tories’ DNA. The trouble is that this does not stop them winning...

 

Cameron knows nowt about ’owt

Did’st tha see as ’ow yon David Cameron ’as sed that anyun ’oo dunt speak worree corled “appropriate” English wur more likely ter do bommin an’ stuff? Ah red worree said, an ah’ll tell thee nah, ah thowt it wur a reet load o’ bollocks, an’ so do a lot...

 

Software maker VMware to cut 800 jobs, sees weak 2016

VMware Inc forecast 2016 revenue and profit below analysts' expectations, citing weak bookings for its virtualization software in China, Russia and Brazil, and the company said it would cut about 800 jobs. The company, whose parent EMC Corp is being...

 

Hawks fans have shown that protests do work

The non-league club listened to their supporters and dropped the rebranding idea. KADEEM SIMMONDS hopes wishes more clubs did the same when it comes to important decisions This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain...

 


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