Events workers stage Day of Action across Britain

Today, September 30, events professionals around the country will take part in various actions to expose the dire situation facing workers in this highly profitable industry. Graham Dakin writes about the conditions and challenges that have led them to this point Due to Covid-19 the live entertainment industry has essentially disappeared overnight — and theContinue reading “Events workers stage Day of Action across Britain”

Labour narrowly overtake Tories in poll for the first time under Starmer

An opinion poll released last week put Labour ahead in the polls for the first time since June 2019. However, despite the utterly inadequate response of the government, which has seen Britain with the largest death toll in Europe [1], many voters have still continued to support them.

YCL: “6 months of Tory negligence & profiteering leave Britain dangerously underprepared for second COVID-19 spike”

The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, in response to the arrival of a second spike across Britain and the imposition of new lockdown measures.

Communist Party argues “jobs, safety and investment the key” in response to TUC

In response to the recent TUC conference, Communist Party Chair Liz Payne has urged Britain’s trades union movement to unite to defend every job, demand a safe return to work and to reject EU attempts to limit control of state aid to industry in England, Scotland and Wales, at the party’s most recent Political Committee meeting.

3 socialist MPs sacked by Starmer after voting against Tory torture bill

On Wednesday (23 September 2020), Keir Starmer sacked 3 socialist Labour MPs from their front-bench positions for voting against Boris Johnson’s Overseas Operations Bill.

Covid-19 outbreaks across university campuses

Over the weekend, it was announced that students in Scotland and in Manchester were to be placed under further restrictions following significant outbreaks of Covid-19. In Manchester, 127 students have tested positive for the virus, while around 1,700 university students have been told to self-isolate.

Morning Star excluded from Government funding again

Readers of the Morning Star this weekend will have again seen the paper excluded from Government advertising. This is the second string of advertising from the Government which has seen the Morning Star shut out from crucial funding. The public health advertising serves two essential purposes. Firstly, and most obviously, the advertising is to promoteContinue reading “Morning Star excluded from Government funding again”

Furlough replacement measures announced won’t prevent mass job losses

The measures brought in by the government to replace the furlough scheme were unveiled this week. Under the new setup the most vulnerable workers in the economy will have the least support and no attempt has been made to prevent the potential for millions of redundancies when furlough is withdrawn at the end of this month.

Bolivia’s coup leader crashes out of the upcoming election

Jeanine Anez, Bolivia’s quasi dictator since last year’s coup against elected President Evo Morales, has crashed out of the country’s upcoming 18 October election after being projected to receive only 5% of the vote in a recent nation wide poll.