Protestors in London are reported to have dug a 100ft long tunnel near Euston Station in protest against the continuing work on the £106bn High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Project that seeks to connect London with cities further north. Bailiffs are attempting to remove the protestors arguing there is a danger of the tunnel collapsing as work on the railway continues. The activists have locked themselves inside the tunnels but there has already been reported collapses and water ingress although no one has been harmed yet.
The free school meals company, Chartwells UK, linked to the Tories, has been publicly shamed on social media after its food parcels were sent to poor families to replace £30 vouchers only to find out that the food was worth significantly below £10.
Westminster magistrates court has denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail despite having already blocked his US extradition this week.
The West of England Branch of the Young Communist League has released a statement condemning prosecutions over the alleged toppling of the statue of a slave trader in Bristol during Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020.
Across the UK yesterday, further lockdown measures were announced and plans for a break in the restrictions have been curtailed. As Christmas week looms, the latest measures further highlight the Government’s total failure to contain the virus which has killed tens of thousands across the country since March. Despite repeated lockdowns the country remains in the grips of the deadly virus.
Through the GMB, union workers at a Covid-hit factory are demanding they get sick pay urgently, claiming it is “the most important” step they can take to eradicate the spread there – while staff at the site say they are scared to go to into work.
YCL #Brighton have issued a statement on the University of Brighton’s rollout of redundancies, putting 49 IT staff at risk during a national lockdown. 🏫✊👩🎓#UniversityofBrighton #UCU
YCL Greater Manchester have issued the following statement on the recent negotiations between University of Manchester management and the Student Union:
Now in Manchester in 2020, in response to the government’s failure to protect the “partying students” they’ve sought to use as a means of circumventing responsibility for their strategic ineptitude and £12bn failed track and trace scheme, students are once again refusing to be diligent piggy banks for an increasingly-monopolised higher education system and the private property investors taking a generous chunk of capital from student-occupied halls during lockdown.
The West of England Branch of the Young Communist League are dismayed, but not surprised, at the uncritical reporting from news outlets that financial services company Bankrate have rated the city of Bath the UK’s “most progressive place… to live and work”