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Covid-19: Lessons from Liverpool

1 December 2020

The news that Liverpool is to enter Tier 2 when the current restrictions end this week is a challenge to the government’s default top-down, we-know-what’s-best-for-you approach to dealing with the pandemic.

Sinn Fein and DUP unite over EU food threat

23 November 2020

A row over the flow of food trade between the British mainland and Northern Ireland has led the leaders of Sinn Fein and the DUP to tell the EU it would be unacceptable to disrupt food supply in the event of a No-deal Brexit. 

Rolls-Royce fight for British engineering

24 October 2020

Rolls-Royce workers at Barnoldswick in Lancashire are fighting to keep their jobs in Britain. They have voted overwhelmingly for action against the company’s plan to move production offshore.

Training professionals during the pandemic

12 October 2020

Professional training must continue despite the current pandemic. The need for essential face to face teaching must not be overlooked, otherwise students will be delayed in qualifying and entering the workforce.

Rolls-Royce: the future or the past?

6 October 2020

The future for Rolls-Royce is uncertain after massive losses this year. It plans redundancies and selling parts of the business. Unions have challenged the company’s plans, arguing for investment to create growtth.

Rail campaign marks 25 years of success

30 September 2020

Local railway campaigners in Bristol have been celebrating a quarter-century of struggle with an innovative socially distanced event culminating at Severn Beach.

NHS prepares

11 September 2020

As well as preparing for winter and a second wave of Covid-19, the NHS must look at how it has dealt with other conditions and plans for the future.

UCU under fire over 'nonsense' Covid-19 claim

9 September 2020

There has been a strong reaction to universities union UCU’s tweet of a non-peer-reviewed paper saying that without strong controls, students' return to campuses would cause at least 50,000 deaths. 

Migration rises again

6 September 2020

The Office of National Statistics has just published the figure for net migration into the UK for the year up to March 2020. It is now back to the highest number seen in 2015, the year before the EU referendum.

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