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The Tories have let us down on law and order

HOME SECRETARY Priti Patel’s absurd claim yesterday that Labour’s policies would lead to an extra 52 murders a year was cooked up by the Conservative’s research department, so of course can’t be taken seriously, but it will still be used to reinforce the ruling party’s “law and ...

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Voices of Scotland: Labour still relies on the organised working class

AS many acknowledge, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity this Thursday to elect a left-led Labour government. The thought of waking up on Friday morning with Boris Johnson and his hard-right cabal celebrating victory is too much to contemplate.

But why is Scottish Labour doing so ...

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Labour promise to ‘pull the NHS back from the brink’

Labour pledged today to “pull the NHS back from the brink” within its first 100 days in office if it is elected this week to form a government. 

It comes after new research of NHS Trust documents revealed that there are hundreds of “extreme” risks to patient and staff safety ...

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Buzzfeed threatened with dissolution

BUZZFEED UK has been told it will be dissolved in two months if it fails to file its accounts with Companies House.

The warning comes after the online media organisation missed a deadline at the end of September to submit its financial information for 2018.

A “First Gazette” ...

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‘United in a glorious vision of what could be’

I THOUGHT of writing about the rally at Falmouth as a cultural event – but as a convinced socialist, the happiest I’ve ever been with our Labour Party is now Jeremy Corbyn is our leader, and, desperately hoping for a Labour government and to remain in the European Union, I am hardly a ...

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Russia slapped with four year major sporting events ban

RUSSIA has been banned from the 2020 Olympics and 2022’s football World Cup — but will be allowed to compete at Euro 2020.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) confirmed a four-year ban from all major global sporting events today after considering recommendations from its independent ...

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DUP leader accuses Johnson of breaking his word over Irish Sea customs checks

DUP leader Arlene Foster accused Boris Johnson today of breaking his word over Irish Sea customs checks after Brexit and said that she cannot trust him again.

Ms Foster said customs officials told her there would have to be checks at the Irish Sea, contrary to the Prime Minister’s ...

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Death toll at five as volcano erupts in New Zealand

AT LEAST five people were killed after a volcano erupted on Whakaari island on Sunday night, with many more injured and missing.

Rescue operations stalled with fears of a further eruption at the tourist destination, which lies off the east coast of the North Island.

Twenty-three ...

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Exclusive: Tory ministers who dubbed Labour's nationalised broadband pledge a ‘crazed communist scheme’ enjoy free internet at taxpayers' expense

BORIS JOHNSON’s broadband minister is one of dozens of Tory MPs who enjoy free home internet at the taxpayer’s expense — despite the party opposing free broadband for all.

The Prime Minister dubbed  Labour’s plans to extend free full-fibre broadband to every home in Britain as ...

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Leonard visits urges Scottish voters to think beyond constitutional matters this election

RICHARD LEONARD has called on Scottish voters to think beyond constitutional matters as election day looms.

Speaking during a visit to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, the Scottish Labour leader reinforced the message that this week’s election “is not just about ...

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Labour would end austerity and kick start national investment within first 100 days, McDonnell says

ENDING austerity in the welfare system and public services would be the priority for the first 100 days of a Labour government, shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced today.

He said that Labour’s first budget would be held on February 5 if the party wins the general election this ...

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British squaddies ‘had a licence to kill and licence to lie,’ Ballymurphy Massacre inquest hears

BRITISH soldiers “had a licence to kill and a licence to lie,” a Belfast court heard today as the army was accused of covering up the truth about innocent civilians shot dead in a three-day killing spree nearly 50 years ago.

The final day of a lengthy and much-delayed inquest into the ...

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Men's Football Wales confirm pre Euro 2020 friendly

WALES will start their Euro 2020 preparations with a home fixture against Austria on Friday March 27 at a venue to be decided at a later.

 Austria will be returning to Wales for the first time since losing a World Cup qualifier 1-0 in Cardiff in September 2017.

“This will be ...

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Johnson refuses to meet XR hunger strikers while protesters shut down most-polluted roads

BORIS JOHNSON once again ducked his responsibility to address the climate emergency today when he shunned activists’ demands for a meeting at Tory HQ.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners waited outside the Conservative Party headquarters in Westminster at midday, hoping that the PM ...

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Sturgeon calls on SNP supporters not to back Neale Hanvey

NICOLA STURGEON has told SNP members they should not be supporting a candidate suspended amid an anti-semitism row.

The SNP leader gave advice against Neale Hanvey, who is now standing as an independent, having been temporarily dropped by the party in the wake of controversial ...

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Protests in India after factory blaze death

PROTESTS swept across a congested New Delhi neighbourhood today after a deadly fire in an illegal factory in the city killed at least 43 people on Sunday.

The protesters fear a repeat of the blaze, in which dozens of sleeping workers were trapped in the four-storey building, which was ...

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Black Monday in France as strikes continue

FRENCH workers delivered a “Black Monday” for President Emmanuel Macron as strike action over pension reforms entered a fifth day, with transport grinding to a halt across the country.

Just 15 per cent of normal train services were running and 10 of Paris’s 16 Metro lines in were ...

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Editorial: Privatisation is at the heart of our NHS's problems – only Labour will root it out

OUR flustered Prime Minister shoving a reporter’s phone into his own pocket rather than look at a photo of a four-year-old forced to wait for treatment lying on a hospital floor tells you all you need to know about Boris Johnson’s indifference to the NHS crisis.

As the campaign enters ...

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Spot the difference...

THE Conservatives’ points-based immigration system has been the main focus of their weekend campaigning.

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Labour's first 100 days will see the transformation of our country begin

Only three weeks ago Jeremy Corbyn launched our manifesto. The most inspiring manifesto of any election I’ve ever stood in. Since then we’ve won the debate out there in the country.   First the Tories denied they were brutally slashing our public services, then they admitted it but said ...

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Johnson refuses to look at photo of sick boy sleeping on coats on a hospital floor

BORIS JOHNSON confiscated the phone of a reporter who wanted to show him a photo of a sick boy sleeping on the floor of A&E due to a lack of hospital beds.

He was asked about the photo by ITV reporter Joe Pike during his campaign trail in north-east England.


Tried ...

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