France pension bill sparks resistance
The campaign to defend French workers’ pensions came to a head in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon
Starmer’s “five missions” offer little to Britain’s workers
In a recent speech, Keir Starmer unveiled five ‘missions’ for the country that will “form the backbone of Labour’s election manifesto”: improving the NHS, reforming public education, securing high economic growth, being tough on crime, and turning the UK into a “clean energy superpower”.
Shell announces highest-ever annual profit of $40 million
Oil and gas giant Shell’s profit has doubled since the previous year.
Education sector promises historic strike action
A fresh wave of strike action is coming to Britain’s education sector, as school and university staff fight years of below-inflation pay deals and worsening conditions.
Zahawi tax avoidance case shows strength of Westminster ruling class
Conservative Party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi is at the centre of yet another row in Westminster this week – and is facing calls to resign – for lying about his finances and failing to declare a penalty he paid to HMRC.
Sunak’s new £2 billion for ‘levelling up’ won’t work
Rishi Sunak has announced the allocation of a second round of ‘levelling up’ funds to areas across the UK – building the appearance of affluent communities, while failing to address the real causes of poverty.
Westminster accounts reveal £183 million influencing UK politics
Research from Sky News and Tortoise has uncovered more than £183 million in donations and ‘earnings’ into British politics during this Parliamentary term.
Haiti loses all elected government officials
Haiti’s last sitting Senators left office on Monday, January 9, leaving the country with no elected government officials. Much of Haiti’s legislature has sat empty since 2020, after planned elections failed to be completed, and now the country’s last 10 Senators have reached the end of their terms too.
Scottish Tories and SNP failing to address NHS crisis
In late December the Scottish Tories, the same people responsible for this crisis in the NHS, stated they are seeking ‘progressive’ leadership to address the “deepening crisis in Scotland’s NHS”.
Syria and Türkiye hold talks amid recent offensives
Syria and Türkiye held high-level talks for the first time in over a decade last week, despite ongoing conflict between Turkish and Turkish-backed forces against the Syrian government.