Communists slam Conservative tax rise and call for social care reform and staff pay rise

Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths yesterday (7 September 2021) called on workers to “reflect and regroup”, as the decision to tax workers to pay for social care (effectively twice as we do it already), “is the opening shot in a protracted struggle with attempts to shift the burden of paying for the breakdown of capitalism, onto workers and their communities.”

Public inquiry into Cumbrian coal mining project begins

A public inquiry has begun into the development of the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years. The project, run by West Cumbria Mining (WCM), would extract 2.78 million tonnes of coal a year up until 2049, but has been widely criticised for its potential environmental impact.

Religious organisations cover up sexual abuse at higher rates – report finds

The report looked into 38 different religious groups including from various strands and denominations of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, examining abuse and failings by these groups to investigate child sexual abuse within.

Education Minister attempts to shift Coronavirus burden onto parents

Minister for Education Gavin Williamson has said that it is parents’ responsibility to prevent a new Covid wave when schools open this September, attempting to shift the burden and blame for the virus’ spread away from government to individual citizens.