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Real Life Daniel Blake Tells of Misery After Benefit Cuts Leave Him Without Electricity

Jam on Burnt Toast: The Autumn Statement is a Classic Cover Up

In the wake of Brexit and a sweeping victory for the Republicans in America the Conservatives appear to be about to release one of the most centre-left Autumn Statements in recent history. Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a ban on letting agent fees, which can cost renters hundreds ...

Peddle Shit, Get Slammed: Political Campaigning in the 21st Century

Peddle Shit, Get Slammed: Political Campaigning in the 21st Century

When the Barack Obama Hope poster was released by artist Shepard Fairey in 2008 the president elect became part of a select club of politicians who portrayed a message of such poignancy that he immediately became a national icon. Jim Fitzpatrick's Che Guevara poster preceded it and is perhaps the ...

In Trump’s World, Liberals Need A Bastard Of Their Own

In Trump’s World, Liberals Need A Bastard Of Their Own

What did Trump do right? That's the only question that matters for progressives and liberals now. Donald Trump doesn't care what any of his opponents think. He doesn't use sanitised politispeak to discuss simple issues that affect real people. If he thinks someone is an idiot or an idea is ...

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Why Brexit Will Inevitably Lead to More Immigration

Yesterday the Prime Minister’s bilateral trade talks with India made a mockery of post-Brexit immigration promises in one foul swoop after Narendra Modi made it clear that the relaxing of visa laws was a requisite of any trade deal. And if you think we can expect different treatment elsewhere, think ...

We Miss EU: 30 Products Set For a Price Hike

We Miss EU: 30 Products Set For a Price Hike

When we went to the polls in June they didn't tell us about Marmite, did they? The NHS was high on the agenda, the eb and flow of people across borders was a particular focal issue and red tape in Brussels divided the nation, but it has been a sticky, brown ...

Cross-party resistance to Tory ‘Toxic Politics’

Cross-party resistance to Tory ‘Toxic Politics’

Today a joint statement was released, signed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood, and Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the co-leaders of the Green Party calling for progressive parties to work together to resist the ‘Tories' toxic politics’. Here is the statement in full: The ...

Junior doctors lose fight over new contract

Junior doctors lose fight over new contract

The Government has dealt junior doctors a huge blow after they lost a high court battle over the new contract. Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has defeated a group, Justice for Health, - founded by Dr Nadia Masood, Dr Ben White, Dr Fran Silman, Dr Amar Mashru and Dr Marie-Estella McVeigh ...

Brexit Means Out of the Single Market

Britain's exit from the European Union means an exit from the single market, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has today re-emphasised. The outspoken politician tweeted a video where he says Britain has voted to take control back of our "laws, our borders, our fisheries, and crucially, we voted to leave the ...

2015 General Election: The Five Certainties

Five Paradoxical Lessons From David Cameron

By Titus Alexander As the party conference season starts and David Cameron fades from political memory it is time to draw lessons from his ten years at the top of the Conservative Party and his swift departure after the Brexit vote. His period in power restored Conservative confidence as a ...

Is It Time To Let Dairy Fail?

Is It Time To Let Dairy Fail?

A recent article by a dairy chief executive describes an industry in crisis, stating that demand for milk products are falling. It blames health professionals for warning the younger generations away from dairy, and speaks of a new ‘three-a-day’ dairy campaign to be launched soon. This initiative will promote daily ...

Why We Need University Technical Colleges

Why We Need University Technical Colleges

By Dan Cundy For many of us – and particularly those of us working in education – September is always associated with a new school year and fresh starts. Perhaps starting a new school, wearing a new uniform or just having a new pencil case, the autumn term always seems ...

Junior doctors told they could be struck off if they strike

Junior doctors told they could be struck off if they strike

As junior doctors announced their plans to strike for five days, they have been warned they could be struck off for their decision to pursue industrial action. The GMC (General Medical Council) has demanded that they call off the strike as they fear it will put many patients at risk. ...

Pro-Corbyn union chief suspended by Labour Party

A key ally for Jeremy Corbyn, Ronnie Draper, has been cast out of the Labour Party, supposedly for comments made on social media, which have not been reported at this present time. Draper, from the Bakers, Food and allied Workers Union, which has around twenty thousand members took to social ...

Now Scottish Labour leader backs Owen Smith over Jeremy Corbyn

Watch – Angry Jeremy Corbyn answers train row question

Jeremy Corbyn really wanted to discuss his plans for a fully nationalised health service today, however the reporters at the press conference had other plans. He become very flustered when the hacks wanted to discuss "traingate," especially Darren McCaffrey from Sky News. Virgin Trains released video footage which they claim ...

Owen Smith is Mr Bland – The Last Thing Labour Needs

Owen Smith is Mr Bland – The Last Thing Labour Needs

The Corbynistas have tried to paint Owen Smith as a villain. He worked for Pfizer (that well-known evil corporation), he wants to privatise the NHS (the evidence for this is startling in its flimsiness) and he's tearing the Labour Party apart (unlike the Trots who've culled the shadow cabinet). The ...

Muslim woman reading Syrian art book on place is detained

Muslim woman reading Syrian art book on place is detained

The heightened fear of terrorism often leads to a misinterpretation of what is actually taking place, especially in airports and on planes. Understandably airport staff need to be alert to all potential risks, but in this case they appear to have got the wrong end of the stick and the ...

Lifestyle changes to help your kidneys

Lifestyle changes to help your kidneys

Small shifts often lead to big changes – Lifestyle changes to deal with your kidney issues There are times when big changes lead to smaller shifts and whether you’re trying to eat better in order to eliminate germs, creating a healthier you don’t always mean an entire lifestyle makeover. We ...

Junior doctors’ raising £130k via public to fight Hunt

Junior doctors’ raising £130k via public to fight Hunt

The public are attempting to raise a huge £130,000 so junior doctors can continue their legal dispute against Jeremy Hunt, the Government’s Health Secretary. Funds will cover legal costs so the battle can continue in the High Court ,who decreed that if they could raise that figure they could proceed ...

Britain: A Real Life Story

Women In Politics: Why Can’t I Hear The Feminists Cheer?

By Deborah Hodge Hilary Clinton is set to be the first female American President and Theresa May has snuck in from nowhere to become the second female British Prime Minister. I have to be honest, even though I stood for London Mayor in 2016, I had no clue who she was ...

UK Class Divide ‘Alive and Well’

UK Class Divide ‘Alive and Well’

Social research specialists NatCen have confirmed that the UK class divide is "alive and well" following a social attitudes study. The research revealed 77 per cent of people interviewed thought the class divide was either fairly wide or very wide, and just 26 per cent thought it was not very difficult to ...

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Electoral Reform Will Be Needed To Justify Brexit

By Bill E. Lytton We are entering a period of unprecedented, but entirely predictable, political and economic volatility. The next major test for politicians and campaigners in post-Brexit Britain is how to handle promises they made repeatedly throughout the referendum. Already, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove - as seen in their ...

Farage criticised for using Brussels attack to argue for Brexit

Blame Culture Is Responsible For Brexit

By Dani Porter As many others are likely feeling right now, I am stunned. I barely have the words, or perhaps too many words, to know where to start on this very bleak, dispiriting day. There is much I could say on how I feel this is a terrible decision for ...

We’ve Legitimised Europe’s Right Wing Underbelly

We’ve Legitimised Europe’s Right Wing Underbelly

Britain has voted to leave the European Union and the question on everyone’s mind has shifted from “what if” to “what now”. Immediately, nothing much will change. Prominent Brexiteer Boris Johnson has already called for calm and most political commentators agree that it could be some time before we see ...

Brexit ‘Will Not Reduce EU Immigration’ MEP Claims

Brexit ‘Will Not Reduce EU Immigration’ MEP Claims

A vote to leave the European Union will not help reduce EU immigration because the free movement of people will be a condition of any free trade deal with the European single market, a Conservative MEP has claimed. Speaking at an EU debate hosted by Equilibrium Asset Management Sajjad Karim ...

Hilary Benn says Brexit won’t reduce immigration

Hilary Benn says Brexit won’t reduce immigration

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Hilary Benn has come out strongly in favour of a vote to Remain part of the European project. He said voter will be disappointed if they choose to Brexit in the belief it will reduce immigration. Benn said leaving the EU wouldn’t stop high levels ...

We’re all poorer for this EU ‘debate’

We’re all poorer for this EU ‘debate’

“Above all, it is criminal to excite anger and discontent without proposing a remedy, or only proposing a false remedy” --- Theodore Roosevelt, How Not to Help Our Poorer Brothers, 1987 Foreigners! Terror! Instability! Economic bombs! Elites! Democracy! Arrest warrants would fill several grand rooms if we were subject to ...

Video – John Major calls Brexit “squalid” and “deceitful

Video – John Major calls Brexit “squalid” and “deceitful

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Ex-PM John Major, wasn't known for his strong personality when leading the country, but he was very animated when he discussed the Brexit Campaign on Andrew Marr's BBC show. Major, who was born in Brixton and whose father was in the circus, called Boris Johnson ...

New poll sees Labour drawing level with Tories

Corbyn pledges to scrap TTIP

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to bin the EU’s highly controversial free trade deal (TTIP) with America. During an anti-Brexit rally he promised to get rid of the trade deal if he is voted in as PM before it is implemented. He hates the deal so ...

VIDEO – Hunt told off for playing with phone during debate

Hunt takes no responsibility for strike action

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The junior doctors’ dispute seems to have finally reached a deal to end the months of industrial action in the medical profession. A lot of the blame has been placed firmly at Jeremy Hunt’s door, and he has managed to admit there are “lessons to ...

What to do if you’re made redundant

What to do if you’re made redundant

Have you just been made redundant? Doubtless you’re contemplating how on earth you’re going to keep life functioning as usual: the mortgage needs paying, the kids need feeding and the car (somehow) needs keeping on the road. But don’t worry: you can keep on top of your outgoings and stay ...

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