News archive from 30 March 2017

NHS activists protest in York against health cut

NHS campaigners will demonstrate in York today against plans to axe health visitors and school nurses. Cuts to local authorities are hitting vital health services to local communities which are provided by the NHS, but paid for by councils. The Unite...

 

40% cuts to legal aid have reduced system to ‘carnage’

DEEP cuts to legal aid have reduced publicly funded justice to “carnage,” a senior barrister said yesterday. Andrew Langdon QC, chairman of the Bar Council which represents barristers in England and Wales, says repairs to the system are needed after...

 

Hospital workers to strike over zero-hours

SUPPORT staff at Watford General Hospital in London voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favour of strike action against appalling conditions including zero-hours contracts and low pay. The 300 workers are employed as cleaners, domestics and porters by...

 

South Africa: Zuma stays away from Kathrada’s funeral

SOUTH AFRICAN anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada’s funeral yesterday became a front in the battle against ANC President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma postponed a cabinet meeting to allow ministers to attend the funeral but stayed away himself “in compliance...

 

EU leaders left bitter by Brexit ‘divorce’

EUROPEAN leaders lamented Britain’s historic decision to break with the neoliberal bloc yesterday. Britain’s top envoy to the EU, Tim Barrow, hand-delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk formally triggering Article 50 and the...

 

Ukraine: Polish consulate ‘attacked by terrorists’

THE Polish consulate in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk was hit by an anti-tank rocket overnight in what the consul called a “terrorist attack.” A hole was blown in the building’s roof above a room where a member of staff was sleeping. Police found part...

 

Unite against neoliberalism

YESTERDAY was a historic day in the history of Britain and its three constituent nations. Triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Constitutional Treaty marks the beginning of the formal process of leaving the European Union. This meets the demand of the...

 

Time for claimants’ voices to be heard nationally

CHARLOTTE HUGHES believes Universal Credit is proving to be another source of hardship and humiliation for the vulnerable IN APRIL 2013, Ashton-under-Lyne jobcentre along with Oldham and Wigan were chosen to “trial” Universal Credit — the government’s...

 

Labour members should be free to criticise Israel

KEN LIVINGSTONE explains why his Labour membership should be restored this week TODAY, the Labour Party is considering whether to expel me or not, having suspended my membership 11 months ago in April 2016. I have been charged with breaking the rules...

 

Another corporate attack is looming

For now, it seems, the corporate land grabs dressed up as ‘free trade deals’ are on the back foot. But, says ADRIAN WEIR, this is no time to relax. The corporations are regrouping AFTER US President Donald Trump killed off the Trans-Pacific...

 

Boycott put on ice after players win

New deal gives women better wages and boosts game HOSTS the US will send a women’s team to the ice hockey World Cup starting tomorrow after players and bosses agreed a deal to end a wage dispute and take the sport forward. The four-year agreement...

 

Astle’s family calls for Taylor to quit

JEFF ASTLE’S daughter and widow have called for Gordon Taylor to quit as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association after accusing the union of letting down the late West Brom and England striker. Astle, scorer of West Brom’s winner...

 

RLIF backs nines cup for 2019

A NINES World Cup is to be held in 2019, the Rugby League International Federation announced yesterday. The RLIF also confirmed that a British team will tour Australia and New Zealand in 2019 — though it was still unclear whether this will be England...

 

Radicalism obscured in gloom

C DOHERTY sees the impact of an exhibition of challenging modernist artworks diminished by its setting Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion Two Temple Place, London WC2 3/5 OAK-PANELLED, ornate and bedecked with cherubic mantels, Two Temple Place...

 

Boyd with confidence

Moses Boyd Exodus Corsica Studios, London SE17 4/5 ON A street corner in Texas earlier this month, a queue snaked around the block of a nondescript venue. The crowd attending SXSW in Austin, one of the music industry’s most prominent festivals for new...

 


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