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Lack of clarity on sanctions ‘leads to postcode lottery’

GOVERNMENT rules on benefit sanctions lead to a “postcode lottery” that forces some into poverty, SNP MP Mhairi Black warned yesterday as she tried to tighten up their application. Moving the second reading of her private member’s Bill in the Commons, th

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Tory toff claims he ‘knows what it’s like to be poor’

A PUBLIC SCHOOL educated Tory MP rejected claims of his party’s perceived privilege yesterday as “the worst type of class war stereotypical nonsense.” Conor Burns, who went to the £14,000 per year St Columba’s College in St Albans, was visibly shaking in

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Labour to cut fares with nationalisation

Party vows to take rail back after sharpest price rise in 3 years by Steve Sweeney LABOUR has promised to bring railways back into public ownership as the steepest fare rises in nearly three years were announced yesterday. Following the news of the 2.3 p

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Indonesia: 10 arrested for ‘plotting to turn protest to coup’

Huge anti-blasphemy rally cooled by president joining protesters for prayers INDONESIAN police arrested 10 suspects yesterday for allegedly plotting to turn a huge protest in the capital Jakarta into a coup. The 200,000-strong rally calling for the city

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

United States: Trump promises ‘peace’

Far-right billionaire picks ex-general to be defense secretary DONALD TRUMP promised a “new era of peace” on Thursday night — claimed he would to end the US’s regime-change policies of the past. Addressing a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, on his victory tour

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Hasta la victoria siempre

Today Cuba celebrates the life of Fidel Castro Ruz CUBANS will celebrate the life of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro at a memorial service in Santiago de Cuba today. Santiago was the birthplace of the communist revolution that swept away US-backed dict

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Do not mourn – organise

AS Fidel Castro is laid to rest this weekend, this paper will not be alone in reflecting on his life and contribution to the struggle. Across the world, Fidel will be mourned by those who owe him and the Cuban revolution a debt. Of course, Fidel will be

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Labour cannot win the next election with a Ukip agenda

It is predatory employers, deregulated labour markets and the diminution of union rights that are the underlying causes of low wages and labour market insecurity, not migrants. DIANE ABBOTT explains THERE are few more toxic political debates than the cur

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Accessibility for all shouldn’t be this hard

We can send people to space and probes to Mars, yet making public transport accessible for disabled people is somehow beyond us, writes LINDA BURNIP TODAY is International Day of Disabled People and around the world groups of disabled people will travel

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

The Cuban people still need our solidarity

The blockade is still in place and the election of Donald Trump poses new and serious threats to Cuba, warns ROB MILLER SUPERMAN is a fictional hero, but we Cubans have the pride of having a real hero like Fidel. That hero has greater powers than Superma

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Formula One: Rosberg calls it quits: ‘I am done’

German retires five days after winning first F1 title Formula One champion Nico Rosberg stunningly retired from racing yesterday, five days after earning his first world championship. “I have decided to end my Formula One career. I had a very, very clear

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Ronaldinho wants to support Chapecoense’s rebuild

Former Brazil star Ronaldinho is determined to do what he can to help Chapecoense’s efforts to rebuild after the devastating plane crash in Colombia, his brother said yesterday. The charter jet carrying the Chapecoense team, along with club officials and

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

IOC demands Tokyo reduce Games costs

IOC vice-president slams projected £16 billion Olympics Calling Tokyo’s proposed £16 billion budget unacceptable, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates urged Japanese organisers yesterday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

All together now for Corbyn

Ahead of a major series of concerts backing the Labour leader, Steve Sweeney talks politics, music — and football — with one of the legends in the line-up, The Farm’s PETER HOOTON ON DECEMBER 16 the first in a series of People Powered: Concerts for Corby

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 

Direction an antidote to medical melodramatics

Dr Angelus Finborough Theatre London SW10 3/5 ALTHOUGH it hasn’t been performed since 1947, this well-produced revival of James Bridie’s Dr Angelus — which touches on the ethics of GPs — has a certain resonance today.  When Dr George Johnson arrives in G

yesterday, 00:07 in Editorial
 


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