News archive from 30 November 2017

Tory rail strategy 'a total smokescreen'

LABOUR has described the Tories’ new rail strategy as “a total smokescreen” while transport unions branded it “another dose of privatisation.” Publicly owned Network Rail will share its responsibility for running the tracks with private train...

 

Skinner: my constituents don't want us to pay £60 billion to Brussels

DENNIS SKINNER said yesterday that Brexit voters in his constituency would prefer a rumoured £60 billion due to be paid to Brussels be spent in Britain instead. The Labour MP for Bolsover said 70 per cent of his constituents who voted Leave wanted him...

 

Tories under fire as Damian Green defends deadly arms sales to Saudi Arabia

PM's number two squirms under questioning as May fawns on Gulf tyrants THE TORY government should continue to sell deadly weapons to Saudi Arabia, Damian Green insisted yesterday, despite being warned that 150,000 children would die in Yemen as a...

 

Croatian war criminal poisons himself in court

A CROATIAN war criminal died yesterday from poison he drank at the close of the Hague court’s last ever case. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic confirmed Slobodan Praljak’s death, saying it reflected the “injustice” against six Bosnian Croats...

 

Taxi drivers stage anti-Uber strike over cab limit row

SPANISH taxi drivers staged an anti-Uber strike yesterday over the ride-hailing app breaking a limit on the number of its cabs. Normally packed taxi ranks at stations and airports were empty as licensed cabbies refused to pick up passengers, but their...

 

US to impose more sanctions over Pyongyang missile test

THE US and China agreed new sanctions for North Korea yesterday after Pyongyang tested a ballistic missile capable of hitting Washington. US President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that he had just spoken to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping about...

 

Tulip Siddiq has apologised – but so should Channel 4

LABOUR MP Tulip Siddiq has apologised to Channel 4 producer Daisy Ayliffe for mentioning her pregnancy during a public exchange, but her apology shouldn’t have been the only one. Channel 4 News ought to have expressed regret for gatecrashing Siddiq’s...

 

Theresa May is appeasing an apologist for fascism in the White House

THERESA MAY’S acknowledgement that it was “wrong” of US President Donald Trump to share online Islamophobic videos posted by the Britain First fascist group marks a step forward — but only a baby step. It provides some clarification after Brexit...

 

Police hand Stokes file to prosecutors

Now up to CPS to decide if England star should face charges DETECTIVES investigating an incident outside a Bristol nightclub involving England all-rounder Ben Stokes have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service for advice on charging, Avon and...

 

Harumafuji calls it a day under cloud of inquiry

SUMO grand champion Harumafuji has decided to retire from sumo after allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler and tarnished the image of Japan’s national sport. “I have caused much trouble to society,” said the Mongolian at a packed press...

 

Promoted Jackson cried at bronze

GREAT BRITAIN’S four-man bobsleigh pilot John Jackson admitted he “cried for five minutes” after learning yesterday that he and his teammates are set to land retrospective Winter Olympic bronze medals. Jackson, along with Joel Fearon, Stuart Benson...

 

PICTURE THIS: Those Who Never Gave Up: Their Hopes of a Socialist World Never Died

VAUGHAN MELZER has been photographing people, political demonstrations and peace and labour movement activities and events a long time, with her photos appearing in the Morning Star and other publications. She has met a whole number of fascinating...

 

Sex workers tell it like it is... well, almost

Sex Workers Opera Oval House Theatre 52-54 Kennington Oval London SE11 4/5 The Sex Worker’s Opera was originally devised in 2014 and has previously been staged at the Courtyard, the Arcola and the Pleasance Theatre. Its restaging here, at the...

 

Ruling by ‘fear and spectacle’

MAYER WAKEFIELD is mesmerised by a glorious production laced with foreboding and unsettling contemporary reference The Secret Theatre: The Dark Arts of Elizabeth’s Spymaster The Globe London SE1 5/5 IN her programme notes for Anders Lustgarten’s...

 
‘How to make slime’ was most searched-for question on Yahoo

‘How to make slime’ was most searched-for question on Yahoo

Rather depressingly, Donald Trump, Brexit and the General Election were the most popular search terms on Yahoo in 2017. Yahoo’s annual Year in Review found that Trump was the most-searched term of the year, ahead of two top political issues in the UK,...

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