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Deepening housing crisis in Manchester

9 December 2019

The housing crisis sweeping Britain shows no sign of abating. Its effects are to be found all over the country, not least in the much-vaunted “Northern powerhouse” of Manchester. 

Manifestoes and the art of misleading

26 November 2019

With the publication of the Labour and Conservative manifestoes, it is at least clear what this grim election is now about: deciding on the least worst option, and wading through the deluge of half-truths. 

No sovereignty without defence

25 November 2019

Just five days after the referendum – with furious denials from the Remain campaign that the EU was planning a European army – the EU announced its new Global Strategy and began to create new military structures.

University workers start strike action

25 November 2019

Classes at universities across Britain and Northern Ireland are being disrupted as staff begin an eight-day strike today. The action is due to last from 25 November until 4 December. 

Hospital staff stop employment transfer bid

20 November 2019

Unison, GMB and Unite members have stopped plans by a major acute NHS hospital in Berkshire and Surrey to transfer more than a thousand of its staff out of NHS employment.

We need a clean break, says fishing campaign

19 November 2019

The campaign group Fishing for Leave has issued a new press release about the effect of the proposed “deal” for leaving the EU on UK fishing, and the benefits of a clean break.