The Labour Party has called on the Conservative government to not make PPE contracts with Xinjiang-based firms in the latest set of unfounded attacks by western politicians against China. Writing to the current health secretary Sajid Javid, shadow cabinet member Emily Thornberry reiterated the forced labour narrative that has long served to justify economic and military manoeuvring by imperialist nations against Chinese interests.
A new set of guidelines for the use of CCTV facial recognition by police has been criticised as too broad and non-specific. The Surveillance Camera Code of Practice is to be updated for the first time in eight years.
Reinforcing queries over civil service neutrality, Priti Patel has picked the previous head of a far-right anti-tax pressure group and past editor of a conservative blog for a government position in the Home Office.
Late on Thursday night, 22 year old Jake Davison gunned down five victims near his home in Plymouth before turning the gun on himself. The victims included his own mother, Maxine Davison, and a three year old girl, Sophie Martyn. A tragedy in itself, but unfortunately not unpredictable.
The Conservative government have once again proven their unwillingness to take necessary action against climate change, continuing to defend a planned North Sea oil exploration that could create 255 million barrels of oil.
Monopoly capital has strengthened its grip on economies across the developed world during the Covid pandemic, according to Britain’s Communists. “The monopoly corporations are sucking in resources, skills and wealth directly and through their huge supply chains; they are exploiting their multi-million strong labour forces to extract super-profits for their shareholders and taking absolute control of finance, advanced technology, security, ‘defence’, commodity production and service delivery”, Liz Payne told the Communist Party’s Executive Committee at the start of the month (1 August 2021).
The Home Office has been admonished for creating a website that pretends to supply independent advice to asylum seekers contemplating moving to the UK, but omitted the fact that Priti Patel’s department is at the bottom of it.
Pro-Palestine group Palestine Action have recently taken direct action across the UK coinciding with their first anniversary yesterday (7 August 2021), a part of which has involved occupying the central London loft offices of the arms dealer Elbit, who have been accused of selling parts of weaponry to the Israeli government, a government currently committing atrocities in the Middle East.
In a open letter, the footballer and child poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford, has called on health professionals to spread the word about the government’s Healthy Start scheme, in a bid to increase take up among eligible families.
Yesterday, whilst on a tour of Northern Scotland, Boris Johnson said: “Thanks to Margaret Thatcher, who closed so many coal mines across the country, we had a big early start and we’re now moving rapidly away from coal altogether.”