Day: 11 February 2016

VIDEO – Mark Ruffalo Tells Cameron to Stop Fracking

VIDEO – Mark Ruffalo Tells Cameron to Stop Fracking

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Actor Mark Ruffalo, who recently starred in feature film Spotlight, has told the PM to abandon plans for fracking and to leave fossil fuels in the ground. Ruffalo is a vocal opponent of this method of extraction in the US and told the PM he ...

Review: DIIV – Is The Is Are

Review: DIIV – Is The Is Are

By Declan Roberts (@DeclanMR) Zachary Cole Smith and his troops return with the follow up to DIIV’s 2012 debut Oshin, still riding the wave of critical acclaim that release garnered. Are they able to better such a promising start? Probably not. But equal its clout? I think so. Is The ...

“Shameless” Cash for Tory councils to “Buy Votes”

“Shameless” Cash for Tory councils to “Buy Votes”

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Labour have attacked David Cameron for a "shameless attempt to buy votes" after it is claimed 83 per cent of additional cash set aside for cash strapped councils will go to Conservative authorities.  £300 million of transitional support is being shared out to soften the impact ...

Jeremy Hunt Imposes Contract on Junior Doctors

Jeremy Hunt Imposes Contract on Junior Doctors

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The seven day NHS contract on junior doctors will be imposed against their will. Jeremy Hunt brought a close to the "damaging" issue over Saturday pay - the final flash point almost three years ago to the day talks began. NHS chief negotiator Sir David ...

Speaker John Bercow Strikes Again 

Speaker John Bercow Strikes Again 

By Harold Stone The Socialist Worker has leaked a letter from Nick Boles MP, which shows the government weighing concessions to the Trade Union Bill “in order to avoid losing a vote”. A frequenter of the Bilderberg Club (not to be confused with the Bullingdon Club), Nick Boles is not ...

Anti-Racism Groups Counter Demonstration Against Pegida Ireland

Anti-Racism Groups Counter Demonstration Against Pegida Ireland

By David Fleming  A cold, wet and windy Saturday in Dublin played host to a serious of events against the establishment of an Irish branch of the European far-right Pegida movement. Pegida Ireland had called for a demonstration to be held outside Dublin’s iconic GPO at 3pm on Saturday the ...

Music Fans Construct the Ultimate 70s Supergroup

Music Fans Construct the Ultimate 70s Supergroup

Freddie Mercury on vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on bass and Phil Collins on drums – not a bad little combo. That’s the dream line-up for the perfect 70s supergroup as voted for in a poll of 2,000 music fans to mark the launch of Sky Atlantic’s new ...

Mobile Phones the Top Threat to Romance this Valentine’s Day

The use of mobile phones at the dinner table has been identified as the biggest threat to romance during a Valentine’s Day meal, according to a new study. More than two in five people identified banning the use of mobile phones and tablets at the dinner table as top of their ...

New Top Gear lineup revealed

New Top Gear lineup revealed

The new Top Gear lineup has just been revealed on Chris Evan's BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show It's seven heaven as the new Top Gear lineup has been announced. Chris Evans and the team have broken the mould from the traditional threesome and have employed a diverse and extensive mega-team to ...