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Unison Conference ’19 Union tells government: call a General Election

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has told the government to call a general election so that “the people, not the out-of-touch elite” can improve Britain’s fortunes.

Mr Prentis told the union’s annual conference in Liverpool that outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May must call a ...

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Jeremy Kyle refuses to give evidence in reality TV inquiry

JEREMY KYLE has turned down a request to appear before MPs next Tuesday as part of their investigation into reality TV.

ITV axed The Jeremy Kyle Show in May following the death of participant Steve Dymond.

The construction worker died around a week after a split from his fiancee. ...

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Left wing students hail ‘single biggest rent cut in history’

STUDENTS at Liverpool University have secured a rent reduction worth nearly £4 million in what is thought to be the biggest single rent cut for students in history.

Liverpool Guild of Students president Rory Hughes announced the results of negotiations with Liverpool University management ...

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Social rented housing built drops by 96 per cent

THE number of social rented homes built by the government has fallen by a “disastrous” 96 per cent since the Conservatives took over, Labour warned today.

More than 31,000 government-funded homes for social rent were built in 2009-10. This fell to 970 in 2017-18 and then to 961 in the ...

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EU slammed over migration policy

THE European Union was warned today that its restrictive migration policies are a “violation of international law” as it was urged to step up sea rescue operations to save lives.

The Council of Europe (CoE) issued the warning to Brussels before the bloc’s 28 national leaders meet ...

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Heathrow will re-route rivers and roads to meet expansion plans

HEATHROW’s expansion plan that includes diverting rivers, moving local roads and rerouting the M25 through a tunnel under the new runway was slammed as “laughable” by campaigners today.

A four-phase “masterplan” was unveiled on Tuesday ahead of a 12-week consultation for ...

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Unison Conference ’19 Prentis urges government not to follow Trump ‘blindly’ into war with Iran

by Marcus Bennet in Liverpool

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has urged the British government not to follow Donald Trump “blindly” into a war against Iran, which he said would be a “humanitarian disaster.”

He made the comments in a speech at an international rally at ...

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Men's Football Michel Platini arrested over Qatar 2022 vote

FORMER Uefa president Michel Platini was questioned by police today after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said.

Confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart, the official said Platini was placed in ...

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Juan Guaido accused of corruption network that embezzled millions of aid money

VENEZUELAN opposition politician Juan Guaido and his cronies have been accused of embezzling funds raised at a Colombian concert for humanitarian aid and lavishly spending it on hotels, nightclubs and expensive clothes.

They are also accused of planning to beg Colombian President Ivan ...

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F 150: International day of action for Louisa Hanoune

ACTIVISTS across the world will join protests tomorrow as part of an international day of action demanding the freedom of Louisa Hanoune and other political prisoners held in Algeria.

Ms Hanoune was detained by a military court on May 9 amid growing anti-government protests. They ...

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China warns US against opening a Pandora’s box in the Middle East after troop deployment

CHINA warned the US against opening a “Pandora’s box” in the Middle East today after Washington announced it was mobilising 1,000 extra troops to the region as it ratchets up pressure on Iran.

Beijing’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters at a joint press conference with his ...

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Sudanese opposition call for 'revolutionary escalation' in bid to end military rule

SUDANESE opposition leaders have called for a “revolutionary escalation” in a bid to end the country’s military rule.

The call comes amid an increasingly tense standoff which has seen more than 100 people killed by paramilitaries.

The Alliance of Freedom and Change — an ...

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American Football NFL UK has once again failed when it comes to selling tickets to fans

IT’S all been a bit of a public relations disaster for NFL UK in the last few weeks. Fans have been clogging Twitter with complaints ever since prices for season tickets for this year’s International Series games went up and there are few signs that the disgruntled will be appeased any time ...

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Music review Elliott Sharp, Cafe Oto London

CLEVELAND guitarist Elliott Sharp has been a central figure in US avant-garde and experimental music since the 1970s and as if to stress the point he begins his Cafe Oto gig by reading from his autobiography irRational Music.

It tells of of his early years in music and his ...

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Dance review The Suit and Ingoma, Royal Opera House London

DANCED with verve and passion, classical ballet’s emotive power is joined with the joyous vivacity of popular dance to convey the ambiance of South Africa’s township life in this marvellous double bill from Ballet Black.

It starts with The Suit, based on the famous story by Can Themba ...

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Book review Marx 200: The Significance of Marxism in the 21st Century

LAST year’s Marx 200 event in London was not just an opportunity to celebrate Karl Marx’s bicentenary.

It was also an opportunity to answer whether Marxism continues to be a living theory which allows  us to understand social reality and help change the world when it is put into ...

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World in brief June 18 2019

CHINA: The country has installed a total of 30,000 toilets in the past year and a half according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

It is part of a three-year government “toilet revolution” to boost domestic tourism with a target of 64,000 loos to be installed or upgraded by ...

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Voices of Scotland: Fife faces a fresh renewables scandal

SCOTLAND is at a critical juncture when it comes to the nation’s renewable energy sector.

The next big project is Neart na Goaithe (NnG), an offshore wind farm worth £2 billion. It will be located less than 10 miles from the coast of Fife and will generate enough electricity to power ...

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Here comes another unelected prime minister

CURRENTLY the Tory Party has about 125,000 members and those members are the only British subjects who will — and only then if they are lucky — have a vote for the next prime minister. 

The Tory Party is slightly smaller than the Scottish Nationalists, and the Liberal Democrats are ...

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Winning the battle of ideas

I’M really looking forward to speaking at Arise — a festival of Labour’s Left Ideas in London this weekend. It’s a major event which couldn’t come at a more important time for the Labour left.

The rise of Donald Trump, the far right in Europe and the re-emergence of Nigel Farage ...

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Men's Football Derby digging their heels in as they attempt to keep manager Frank Lampard away from Chelsea

DERBY owner Mel Morris issued a hands-off warning to Chelsea as he stressed the club want to keep Frank Lampard as manager “for the long term.”

Following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus, former Blues midfielder Lampard has emerged as the favourite for the Stamford Bridge ...

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