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Capitalist rail carousel continues

10 August 2017

The capitalist carousel that now typifies Britain’s railways continues as London Midland loses the franchise to operate routes across the region’s network.

Nurses: time to take charge

6 August 2017

There is certainly a nurse staff crisis in the NHS but it is not Brexit-induced – says one of the staffing agencies which are making a tidy fortune from the crisis.

Council rakes in millions from housing sales

4 August 2017

 Kensington and Chelsea council raised £4.5 million from the sale of two council houses last year, more than the £3.5 million outlay on the controversial cladding system added to Grenfell Tower.

The land of 100,000 potholes

4 August 2017

Britain’s infrastructure is crumbling – literally. As council budgets get ever tighter, more than 100,000 potholes have been found on the country’s roads.

Real earnings slump for Londoners

10 July 2017

A survey of average earnings across London’s 32 boroughs by the GMB union shows London in a very different light from the usual picture of the capital as a thriving business centre.

Gig companies go on the attack

10 July 2017

Even as the Taylor review called on Monday (10 July) for some kind of controls on casualisation, proponents of the “gig” economy are mounting further ideological challenges define what a worker is by their own criteria.

Honour and dishonour at Woolwich ferry

10 July 2017

It is honourable that a new Woolwich ferries will be named after Ben Woollacott, the 19-year-old deckhand killed in a mooring accident in 2011 – but other factors associated with the new ferry are less so.

Transport Police break up goes ahead

29 June 2017

The SNP has pressed on with plans to break up British Transport Police despite widespread opposition from rail unions to police chiefs. This attempt to reinforce separatism went ahead despite union warnings that it would damage and not protect policing in Scotland.

Victory over paramedic pay

9 June 2017

Ambulance employers have given way and agreed to the unions’ demand that paramedics be upgraded. It’s the result of a two-year national negotiation – and decades of organisation.

EU delusions: French style

22 May 2017

Hailed as Europe’s saviour, Emmanuel Macron’s first foreign trip as French President was to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They pledged to draw up a “common road map” for Europe and threatened Britain.

No to EU dodgy Brexit guidelines

12 May 2017

The EU continues to act in bad faith towards Britain over our vote to leave. Its negotiating guidelines aim to continue the European Court's influence over Britain.

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