News archive from 27 October 2016

Drug giants accused of overcharging the NHS

THE competition watchdog has launched an investigation into drug companies charging “excessive prices” to the NHS. If the companies are found to have broken the law they face fines of up to 10 per cent of their turnover. The Competition and Markets...

 

Memorial for last British International Brigader

A MEMORIAL ceremony will take place on Saturday for Stan Hilton, the last surviving British member of the International Brigades who fought fascism in Spain from 1936 to 1939. Mr Hilton died on October 21 in a nursing home in Melbourne, Australia,...

 

Rudd urged to avoid same mistakes as Hillsborough

ORGREAVE campaigners urged the government yesterday to do the right thing ahead of an imminent decision over whether to launch a public inquiry into the notorious police attack on striking miners. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is expected to make her...

 

Iraq: 1,000 civilians evacuated from Mosul

IRAQ’S elite Counterterrorism Forces said yesterday they had evacuated more than 1,000 civilians from front-line villages near the Isis-occupied Mosul. Major General Haider Fadhil said residents of Tob Zawa and other villages were taken to a camp in...

 

Tusk claims hated EU-Canada trade deal still on the cards

EU PRESIDENT Donald Tusk claimed yesterday an anti-democratic trade deal with Canada could still be signed today while last-minute talks were held with Belgium’s Wallonia region. He told MEPs “the summit tomorrow is still possible” after days of talks...

 

Philippines: Duterte gives US troops two years to exit country

FILIPINO President Rodrigo Duterte gave US troops two years to leave his country yesterday as he signed co-operation deals with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I want them out,” he told a meeting of businesspeople in Tokyo. “I want to be friends...

 

Labour must stand in by-election

LISA NANDY, Jonathan Reynolds and Clive Lewis are wrong on both tactical and strategic grounds to urge Labour not to nominate a candidate for the Richmond Park by-election. Their proposal implies, in view of well-justified criticism of Zac Goldsmith,...

 

Privatised transport not fit for purpose

It is economic insanity that 40 per cent of poorly performing private bus companies’ income comes from the public purse and it must end, says MARTIN MAYER This week marks the 30th anniversary of the implementation of the Tories ’1985 Transport Act on...

 

Unearthing the hypocrisy of the ‘pro-prostitution left’

Libertarian approaches to industrial affairs do nothing to help the working class – and this applies to the sex industry too, writes RAE STORY HOW DO we explain the phenomenon of prostitution? If we believe it to be a form of exploitation, is it...

 

Derided by the state today, heroes tomorrow

Despite the PM’s objections, holding British military personnel to human rights laws reflects our common humanity, writes LIZ DAVIES IN HER leader’s speech to the Tory Party conference, Theresa May said: “We will never again — in any future conflict —...

 

Burnham: Money ruining the game

Labour MP wants Parliament to intervene in football Labour’s Andy Burnham welcomed greater parliamentary scrutiny for English football yesterday, amid worries a “corrosive money culture” is ruining the fabric of the game. Burnham served as culture,...

 

Glenn calls for England to have psychologists

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn believes England have struggled with psychological problems at major tournaments and said yesterday that instilling a club mentality could hold the key to success. England’s record in competitions...

 

MMA all but outlawed in France due to new fight decree

Mixed martial arts (MMA) was effectively banned in France yesterday under new regulations on combat sports. The sport, which has grown in popularity via the Ultimate Fighting Championship, finds itself in breach of several clauses in a new decree...

 

Breaking the silence

Talking about cancer is something of a taboo which a deeply affecting musical encourages us to confront, says KATHERINE M GRAHAM A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer National Theatre, London SE1 4/5 WRITTEN by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, with...

 

Loudon clear music and mirth

Loudon Wainwright III Palladium, London W1/Touring 4/5 LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III arrives on stage with only a guitar, a banjo and a creaking microphone stand. “Sounds like me in the mornings,” he jests. The father of the talented Rufus and Martha, he...

 


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