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Crown post offices strike for survival

3 December 2016

Members of the Commuication Workers Union in Crown post offices across the country are on strike today, protesting against further “managed decline” of British postal services.

Judges seek to thwart will of people

23 November 2016

On 5 December judges on the Supreme Court will decide who is sovereign in this country – parliament or the people. They should allow the government to implement the Brexit referendum

Manufacture defies the Remain lies

31 October 2016

The Remainers are professional denigrators of Britain, running down anything in an attempt to show they were right. Manufacturing is proving them wrong.

NHS still tendering contracts across the EU

27 October 2016

NHS England is trying to defy the historic referendum vote to leave the EU by applying EU rules to the procurement of up to £15 billion of specialised services contracts.

No trade deal for EU and Canada

24 October 2016

Belgium cannot sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the EU’s proposed trade deal with Canada because of opposition from local elected bodies. That may block the whole deal.


Euro a 'house of cards'

The economic troubles of the EU will not go away, despite the sustained denials by politicians, echoed by some here in Britain. One expert tells a different story, explaining that struggling through crisises cannot go on endlessly.

A proper merchant navy - or face 'strangulation'

19 October 2016

After decades of decline in the number of British-registered vessels, Britain’s merchant navy is becoming so depleted that our economy could be held to ransom by other nations with stronger shipping industries, according to Nautilus, the maritime union.

Anti-Russia sanctions cost Europe dear

18 October 2016

European countries are extending sanctions against Russia because of the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. This belligerence is causing difficulties in Europe and Britain as well as for Russia.

Generation reverse

3 October 2016

Real wages in Britain have fallen by more than 10 per cent in the last ten years according to government figures. The current generation of new workers will be the first since records began to earn less than their parents.

Pensions: later and later [updated]

3 October 2016

A review of the state pension age is due to be released in early 2017. We can expect the media to trail snippets to prepare the ground. But the apparently independent review will simply copy the World Bank and IMF line on how to bust up a country’s state pension system.

Commons committee slams Libya intervention

22 September 2016

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report into Britain’s role in the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi is a stunning indictment of the British state’s attack on Libya in March 2011.

New arts trade union formed

12 September 2016

The Artists’ Union of England, launched in London and Newcastle two years ago with advice based on the Scottish Artists’ Union Rule Book, has just been granted certification.

Doctors fighting for the NHS

5 September 2016

Hospital doctors have begun a new phase of action in response to the government’s attempt to impose new contracts. Strikes planned for the autumn will take place unless the government halts the imposition and restarts meaningful talks.

European army plans march ahead

25 August 2016

Moves to create a European Army are accelerating – despite the assertions of the Remain campaign that the idea was purely Leave hysteria.