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Strong? May won’t debate. Stable? That horse has bolted

Tory leader can’t even remember where she is as she refuses to meet general public or debate on TV amid economic fall THERESA MAY has shown “contempt” for voters by refusing to face the public or take part in TV debates as the general election campaign r

yesterday, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 

Posties’ union CWU slams ‘insulting offer’

Privatised firm wants staff on inferior contracts by Felicity Collier ROYAL MAIL union CWU slammed the firm’s latest pensions offer as “morally sickening” and an insult yesterday. The comments were made as fresh talks between CWU, Royal Mail and Unite th

yesterday, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 

Tories bury miners’ strike files until 2066

Justice campaigners’ fury as vital documents locked away CAMPAIGNERS are demanding the release of newly discovered files about the police attack on striking miners at Orgreave in Yorkshire in 1984. But Tory ministers have said that the “sensitive” files

yesterday, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 

Brazil: Workers fight back with general strike

Temer’s attacks on employment rights spark furious protests BRAZIL came to a virtual standstill yesterday as trade unionists halted public transport and closed down much of the economy in protest at coup-installed President Michel Temer’s anti-working cl

yesterday, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 

Dozens wounded in West Bank clashes with Israeli soldiers

DOZENS of Palestinian civilians were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers during demonstrations across the West Bank yesterday in support of hundreds of prisoners on hunger strike. They took to the streets after Friday prayers at solidarity tents set

yesterday, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 

China urges compromise on North Korea

CHINA’S Foreign Minister Wang Yi rejected the idea last night that it can tell North Korea to fall in line with orders from outside, calling for dialogue and compromise on all sides. He urged North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile activities while a

yesterday, 00:11 in Art & Culture
 

Tory aide in court over Parliament rape claim

AN AIDE to a Tory MP pleaded not guilty yesterday to rape and assaut charges relating to an alleged attack that took place in his boss’s Parliament office last October. Samuel Armstrong denied two counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one of assault

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

Cinema staff to hold May Day strikes

CINEMA workers will be striking on May Day — also known as International Workers’ Day — and will be joining a huge rally in London. Employees of Hackney, Crouch End, East Dulwich and Central Picturehouse branches will be taking a day of action on Monday

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

Britain’s biggest parasite takes new crown

BRITAIN’S biggest parasite Queen Elizabeth was once again crowned yesterday with the award “Londoner of The Year.” Her Majesty was praised by the London Press awards judges for her “faithful service to London” — although they failed to explicitly explain

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

France: Interim FN leader quits in Holocaust denial row

NATIONAL Front (FN) interim leader Jean-Francois Jalkh resigned yesterday after just three days in the job after being exposed as a Holocaust denier. He was named interim president on Tuesday after Marine Le Pen stepped down to concentrate on her fight f

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

Syria: Chemical weapons body could visit gassed town

THE international chemical weapons watchdog backtracked yesterday, saying its experts would visit the site of Syria’s deadly nerve gas incident if their safety can be assured. “We are willing to go to Khan Sheikhoun and we have undertaken some actions,”

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

US: Immigrants will march against Trump

IMMIGRANT groups and their allies will march, rally and protest on May 1, International Workers’ Day, to fight back against Trump administration policies. Activists in major cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, ex

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

Cowardly May under pressure

MAY DAY marches and rallies taking place across the country over the bank holiday weekend should be a festival of resistance to the Conservatives. They should also signal the left’s unity of purpose as the campaign for a Labour victory gathers pace. For

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

Celebrate May Day with a visit to the Marx Memorial Library

By Mary Davis FOR us, May Day is not about maypoles. Its origins lie in the fight for an eight-hour working day raised first as a resolution of the First International in 1866, fought for heroically by workers in the US in 1886 and then inaugurated as a

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 

Get set for May Day – a chance to build the struggle

ROGER SUTTON looks ahead to Monday’s event in London where the left and trade unionists will gather to celebrate International Workers' Day AS we approach May Day this year, the struggle of workers both within Britain and internationally is clearly inten

yesterday, 00:01 in World News
 


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