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May's Britain: Brutal, Callous and Full of Hate

Amnesty slams PM’s shameful attacks on human rights and disgusting treatment of child refugees THERESA MAY’S “callous brutality” towards child refugees and the passing of “draconian legislation” has made Britain a “golden standard for human rights abuses

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Ex-police chief Pearce takes chair at UKAD

TOP ex-copper Trevor Pearce was appointed as the new chair of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) yesterday. He’ll take the helm tomorrow after a retirement that lasted less than two years. Pearce served as director general of the National Crime Squad between 2004 and

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Manifesto commitment

NICK WRIGHT gives an update on a radical publishing initiative IN 2009, the Morning Star reported the launch of Manifesto Press with words which have proved remarkably prescient. “It takes an optimistic spirit to start a new left-wing publishing venture

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Comedy crime, master serial killer and blackmail with a twist

Crime fiction round-up with Mat Coward Gregor y Mcdonald , author of one of crime fiction’s funniest series of comedy novels, the Fletch stories, also wrote two standalone books which each featured the kidnap of a young boy. Hard Case Crime have done the

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Fracking firm’s supplier pulls out after protests

Plant hire business vows to shun Cuadrilla shale-gas drilling site near Blackpool ANTI-FRACKING campaigners claimed victory yesterday after a firm supplying materials to a controversial drilling site pulled out. Energy firm Cuadrilla is preparing its sit

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Tory dismisses concerns over harassment

Activists urge police to tackle ‘trivialised’ sexism WOMEN’S AID charity representatives locked horns with a Tory MP yesterday who suggested that using police to raise awareness of sexual harassment and give warnings to perpetrators would be a waste of t

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Fixing homes crisis requires additional 400,000 builders

THE building industry will have to recruit a worker every 77 seconds for the next four years to meet Britain’s housing needs, a report said yesterday. Under-investment in the workforce was highlighted as one of the major causes of the housing crisis, acc

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Palestinian’s killer jailed for 18 months

Israeli soldier’s sentence ‘a joke’ say victim’s family THE Israeli soldier who murdered a wounded disarmed Palestinian man in cold blood was sentenced to just 18 months yesterday. Palestinian ministers and the family of victim Abdel Fattah al-Sharif rea

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Kremlin ‘wait and see’ over Trump’s new security man

MOSCOW reserved judgement yesterday on Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, a critic of both the Vietnam war and Russia. The US president announced serving army Lieutenant General Herbert “HR” McMaster as his replacement for fellow General Micha

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Ecuador: ‘Loser’ rightwinger cries foul and urges insurrection

ECUADOR’S conservative presidential hopeful Guillermo Lasso claimed ballot fraud and urged insurrection on Monday night ahead of any result. The Creating Opportunities (Creo/I Believe) candidate seized on the unprecedented delay as counting in Sunday’s p

today, 00:05 in World News
 

IDF murder is on the West

ONLY comedians should henceforth use the words Israel and rule of law in the same sentence after the disgusting military court judgement of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif’s killer Elor Azaria. Sergeant Azaria was already guaranteed special treatment by facing a

today, 00:05 in World News
 

A giant of workers’ rights who will be much missed

Remembering Kevin Halpin – a man of insightful political vision IN THE world of workers’ rights and trade union freedoms, Kevin Halpin was a giant. Few could match his experience in struggle, his knowledge of the labour movement or his telephone contacts

today, 00:05 in World News
 

How Kevin and comrades resisted the onslaught on trade union rights

The Morning Star reprints here an extract from Kevin Halpin's autobiography - MEMOIRS OF A MILITANT THE year 1972 was a busy one for LCDTU (the Liaison Committee for the Defence of Trade Unions). In February a conference was held to oppose the National I

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KEVIN HALPIN: 1927-2017

Communist, trade unionist and working-class intellectual KEVIN HALPIN, whose funeral takes place today in east London, was at the centre of Britain’s labour movement for over half a century as a workplace militant and Communist activist. Born into grindi

today, 00:05 in World News
 

Snacking keeper has to say pie-pie

Ill-advised pastry stunt leaves gutsy Sutton players aflutter SUTTON’S reserve goalkeeper woke up yesterday morning regretting a latenight pie at the football after it cost him his job. Arsenal shot down the nonleague side’s impressive FA Cup run in the

today, 00:05 in World News
 


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